How many more children in Florida will be made to suffer because high stakes mandated testing enriches the highly profitable testing corporations who contribute to legislative campaign funds?
I received the following statement from Andrea Rediske about the political games now being played in the Florida legislature.
“An open letter to Florida Legislators:
“When Orange County Public Schools required a letter from the hospice company overseeing the end of Ethan’s life justifying the extension of the FAA waiver, two thoughts came to my mind. The first was: “This is absolutely shameful,” and the second was: “This could happen to someone else.” It was the second thought that motivated me to come forward with our story. Two years ago, when I was fighting for Ethan to be granted a waiver for the FAA, I wrote to state legislators and the Department of Education appealing for help, but was summarily dismissed. Each person I wrote to merely cited policies and statutes as justification for the FAA. So, after our story broke, I was delighted, humbled, and grateful when Karen Castor-Dentel…
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