Love the clarification on the statutes.


It’s difficult to be transparent when you don’t really want people to understand the law; especially the law that pertains to participating in Florida’s notoriously high stakes, 3rd grade English Language Arts (ELA) assessment.

I am not an attorney, but I am a good reader, having been nearly constantly reading for over 50 years now, AND I am good at “listening and learning.”  Lately, I have been “listening and learning” to Florida’s education leaders and legislators and closely reading Florida State Statute. Florida’s legislators claim to prize “transparency”. For Florida’s education leaders, sadly, it appears difficult to be fully transparent while trying to keep citizens from understanding the law as written.

Just to be “clear” (pun intended), Merriam Webster defines “transparent” as “easy to notice or understand; honest and open, not secretive; able to be seen through.”

When it comes the Florida State Assessments, the Department of Education, along with many district…

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