Stop using political tricks to pass bad bills
Last year, Tallahassee politicians successfully used a poltical trick to attach numerous bad bills together in what is commonly referred to as a "train." Because the bill language is broad enough, other bills can be attached to it like train cars even if the policies have not been vetted by committee members.
Last week, a new "train" bill was filed. In less than a week, it has already has absorbed one bill and is structured so that more can be added. Currently, the bill adds yet another level to the controversial Florida school grading system by establishing a program called "Schools of Excellence". It also added language that would provide short cuts to teacher certification. Florida's schools don't need one more meaningless designation and our students deserve highly qualified teachers in their classrooms.