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.

Take a moment to call and email the senators on the Senate Education Committee. Tell them Florida's schools don't need another meaningless designation and our students deserve highly qualified teachers in their classrooms. Use the sample email provided or edit it to make it your own.