Your top three candidates for Florida Education Commissioner are: Joseph Marinelli, Eric Smith and Cheri Yecke.
Here are some good points made by the Palm Beach Post:
Pick an education leader who will break with Jeb
Cheri Pierson Yecke is the kind of candidate to avoid.
Dr. Yecke followed Mr. Warford as K-12 chancellor. Mr. Winn appointed her after she lost her job as education commissioner in Minnesota, in part because of her willingness to let schools teach creationism as an alternative to evolution. That typifies the ideological bent of Gov. Bush’s education department, which warped intended reforms. Jeb acolytes were so unwilling to question FCAT procedures and school grades that unqualified graders were hired and flawed tests approved.
Please consider getting the word out about this. Write letters to the editor, write to the governor, make some phone calls … let’s not get sucked into the same nightmare others have already dealt with. The final selection will be next month, Oct 8, I believe. There is no time to waste.