Tuesday, April 23, 2019
On Monday, EFI announced it was launching a Rural Marketing and Education Grant Program “aimed at increasing economic development activity in Florida’s rural communities and regions” with funds providing  “assistance for educational, technical and marketing-related goals.”
Southerland, now the chairman of Stand Up North Florida which defines itself as a “grassroots coalition that was formed to advocate for equitable allocation of resources to the region,” spoke before the state Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Environment, and General Government on Tuesday about the region’s economic and environmental needs.
“It is imperative for the future of our society that our state colleges and universities protect a culture of free speech on their campuses,” said DeSantis. “Here in Florida, we are showing that we welcome debate and the exchange of ideas."
“The North Florida Community College project provides the opportunity for middle school students in high poverty rural areas to pursue their interest in STEM,” the congressman’s office noted.
“We have long decried the endless issues associated with Common Core, and we are taking action to eliminate every last shred of it from Florida’s academic standards...," Corcoran said on Monday.
In the report, Adam Andrzejewski, the CEO and founder of OpenTheBooks.com and a Forbes.com columnist, notes that Florida placed fourth in the nation and received $5.6 billion in student loans.
“The recent college admissions scandal reveals the extent to which inequitable practices in colleges and universities have been allowed to fester,” she said. “As the former president of the University of Miami and Hunter College and chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison."
“There is simply no denying that choice works, particularly for minority and low-income students,” said Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran. “These results represent hundreds of thousands of Florida families who were empowered to make the best education decisions for their children and are reaping the benefits."
Florida TaxWatch also looked at true costs of charter school and private school scholarships. 
The truth is that “big education” is a corrupt, massive racket that unfortunately enjoys widespread public support, not to mention seemingly unending public funding fueling self-styled superiority. How is it possible for this 800-pound gorilla to remain invisible for the most part in our national conversation?