Tag: Carlos Trujillo

Florida Senate committee amends parent trigger bill, giving school boards final say

Florida lawmakers made a big change to the parent trigger bill Thursday, passing it on another party-line vote but only after diluting the initial proposal to give parents more power to improve struggling schools. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education approved an amendment that gives school boards – not the[Read More…]

A smaller stack of Florida school choice bills still in the hopper

Halfway through this year’s Florida legislative session, here’s a brief look at the school choice related bills that are still moving. To compare to the bills at the beginning of the session, click here. Things are changing fast. Several bills, for instance, are up for a House vote today. Career[Read More…]

Fla. parent trigger headed to House vote

The Florida parent trigger bill cleared its third committee Friday – again along party lines – and is headed to a vote by the full House. More than 20 people signed up to speak before the House Education Committee on HB 867, with a nearly even split between supporters and[Read More…]

New parent trigger bill clears first hurdle in Florida House

The parent trigger bill is back in the Florida Legislature this year and, judging by the spirited 8-5 party line vote it got in its first committee stop Thursday, perhaps as contentious as ever. But unlike last year, some Florida parents and child advocates not only voiced support, but drove to[Read More…]