Recall Rick Scott


Gov. Scott’s Education Adviser in D.C. Test Score Scandal by Melissa Gridley

By Ralph De La Cruz, Florida Center for Investigative Reporting

These days, everything seems to be coming apart for Gov. Rick Scott.

Even his once-vaunted appointment of Michelle Rhee as his education adviser seems … well … unfortunate. Rhee, one of the stars of the film Waiting for Superman is a proponent of the corporatization of education — you know, the movement to fire and financially squeeze teachers, tie pay to test scores, and move schools toward privatization.

Today, Rhee’s very integrity is in question. Something to do with … how to put it? Cheating.

[Read the full text of De La Cruz’s article here or check out the USA Today article that started it all.]



Huffington Post Asks, “Are Floridians Getting Wise to Scott?” by Melissa Gridley

Floridians Are Maybe Starting To Understand Their Governor Is A Grifter

by Jason Linkins, via HuffPost Politics

Despite his being best known as a cartoon villain fraudster who bilked Medicare and incurred a record-setting fine from authorities, Florida Governor Rick Scott outspent and outgunned his primary opponent Bill McCollum and then slipped past Democratic challenger Alex Sink in the 2010 GOP wave.

And now, after three months in office, he’s become the very face of buyer’s remorse:

A PPP poll of registered voters released today shows that in a hypothetical re-do of last year’s gubernatorial election, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) would lose to Democrat Alex Sink by a nearly 20-point margin, 56%-37%. Scott won a squeaker of an election last year, edging out Sink by about one point.

Eye-popping as those figures are on their own, they get even starker when you start making comparisons.

Read the full text at HuffPost Politics.

Ed. Note: Some of us knew it all along, Jason. But it doesn’t make us feel any better.



Rick Scott Education Cuts Call for 20,000 Layoffs by Recall Rick Scott
February 21, 2011, 5:55 PM
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TALLAHASSEE | While promising to create a world-class education system, Gov. Rick Scott has simultaneously proposed the deepest cuts for Florida public schools by any governor in recent history.
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