Enough of the top-down education model for Florida, parent activist says
All the back-patting that the likes of former Florida governor Jeb Bush and current Republican chairman and Sen. John Thrasher have done lately over their changes to the state's education system has driven many Gradebook readers and others batty.
Some of the changes might have done some good, Delegal acknowledges. But it's time to stop acting like the people are peons without a say in what happens, she continues.
"We're onto them," she writes.
"Lawmakers will have to do better than pretend to be kings, instead of elected officials. Real education reform can't happen without consulting teachers and parents - the people who know what's best for their children, not ex-governors. And real education reform can't happen without identifying additional revenue sources for new policy changes and initiatives."