Tuesday, April 23, 2019
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?
The bill “directs the Secretary of Education to provide assistance to the immediate families of K-12 teachers or other school employees who are killed by another person’s violent act during their performance of duties for a public or private school.
As a former high ranking administrator in higher education, freshman U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala, D-Fla., has a lot to say about the bribery scandal that rocked elite schools this week--but the GOP offered a reminder that she oversaw some corruption during her time at the University of Miami.
Noting that the 28 schools in the FCS ensure Florida is ranked second nationally by U.S. News and World Report, Florida TaxWatch unveiled its findings which showed that for every dollar invested in the system, Florida reaps between $10.80-15.42 in addition to thousands of new jobs. 
HB 629 from state Rep. Will Robinson, R-Bradenton, who sits on the Gaming Control Subcommittee, would prohibit the use of personal electronic devices to play, store, redeem, sell, or purchase lottery tickets or games.
On Wednesday, the Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on “The Cost of College: Student-Centered Reforms to Bring Higher Education Within Reach”  and Wilson noted that the timing of the scandal was “ironic.”
Quinnipiac University released a poll on Wednesday looking at issues across the state. 
“Allen will become the first man and lay person to lead Barry University since its founding in 1940."
With the Legislature starting its regular session this week, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried could be on center stage as the only Democrat in the state Cabinet and with GOP majorities in the House and Senate.
Not surprisingly, DeSantis garnered the applause of officials he appointed to his administration. Just as predictably, DeSantis drew jeers and fire from the left.