Tomorrow, February 20th, the massive attack on our states students, teachers, and public schools is up for a vote in its first Florida Senate committee stop.
After being rushed through the process with little to no public input in the Florida House, now is our chance to stop this poorly vetted bill aimed at defunding public education in our state and silencing our teachers’ voice on the job.
(855) 235-2469 and enter your zip code NOW to be connected with your state Senator. Leave them with the message that they need to stand up for our public schools, our students, and our teachers by voting NO on HB 7055.
Hidden in this legislation is the same public union-busting language that House leadership rammed through the process. HB 7055 specifically strips our state’s educators and staff from having a voice on the job.
The bill also creates a process that deceptively claims to help victims of bullying in our schools. Rather than focusing on programs that directly combat the problem of bullying in Florida schools, HB 7055 uses this issue as another means to please their donors and expand the unaccountable for-profit private school industry in our state.
At nearly 200 pages, this massive bill makes almost 60 changes to Florida’s education laws. Many of these changes will divert hundreds of millions of tax dollars to private, for-profit schools, reduces accountability for student performance, and hurts programs for struggling students.
This bill would spell disaster for the future of public education in our state. We need the Florida Senate to say NO to this massive scheme to bully our students, our schools, and our teachers.