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June 22 Update on Our David and Goliath Fight to Protect Our Children from Indoctrination

The frustrating news is that on June 13, Collier Circuit Court Judge Shenko denied our emergency injunction. The good news is he actually improved our odds by refusing to let our side present its evidence and then basing his ruling on the faulty school board’s summary brief. We will press forward! We have a clear strategy, which will be unveiled as the case plays out. Stay tuned!

UPDATE: K-12 Instructional Materials Bill 989 on Governor Scott’s Desk!

UPDATE: We first published this post and action item in mid-May. The K-12 Instructional Materials bill is now actually and officially on Governor Scott’s desk. Please take a moment to send an email encouraging him to sign, then call his office and do the same.

Thank Governor Scott for Signing Transformational K-12 Education Reform Bill CS/HB 7069

GOOD NEWS! GOVERNOR SCOTT SIGNS TRANSFORMATIONAL K-12 EDUCATION REFORM BILL CS/HB 7069! Send a message to Governor Rick Scott to thank him for his leadership anc courage in signing this important bill.

Judge Shenko Denies Motion for Temporary Injunction in Collier Textbook Case; Children Endure the Consequences

As many of you are aware, Florida Citizens’ Alliance and three Collier County parents filed suit against the Collier school board on May 31, 2017. On June 6, we [plaintiffs] filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to halt the Collier School Board from approving on June 13th the six-million-dollar purchase of textbooks reviewed and approved out of the sunshine. The hearing on the injunction was held June 12, 2017 and on June 13, 2017 Collier Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko denied the request. Help us continue this fight!

Overview of Lawsuit Against Collier County School Board

Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st , 2017 in The Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County. The Collier County School Board (CCPS) has violated Florida Sunshine Law and ignored at least four Florida statutes.

Tell Governor Scott to Sign Florida Education Reform Bill CS/HB 7069

Send a message to Governor Rick Scott to tell him it is long past time to break the establishment’s strangle-hold on our struggling k-12 education system, and put our kids and teachers first! The success of his JOBS program depends on it… and so do our children!” Urge him to sign CS/HB 7069 today!

Senate’s 2nd Reading of K-12 Instructional Materials Bill CS 1210 on May 2, 2017: Tell Your Senator to Vote YES

Progress continues! K-12 Instructional Materials bill CS 1210 is headed back to the senate floor for “2nd reading”. The bill must pass “second reading” in the full senate to continue forward, and then a “third reading” on Wednesday May 3rd. Contact your senator and tell him/her to vote YES on CS1210!

Instructional Materials Bill: Headed for Senate Appropriations Committee Vote — Urgent Action Required!

This Senate Appropriations Committee hearing is our bill’s last stop before it goes to the full Senate. It must be approved by this committee to advance for a full Senate vote. You are making a HUGE impact on the progress of these bills!

Instructional Materials Bill PCS 989 Passes Full FL House Education Committee

House Instructional Materials bill PCS 989 that we have all been working so hard for just passed the full Florida House Education committee by a vote of 16 to 2. This was the bill’s final House committee and now will go to the House Floor for a vote!

Tell the Senate Appropriations Committee: Our Children’s Quality Education Comes First!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

Tell Your Senators and House Reps: Support Quality Curriculum for Every Child in Florida!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

SUDDEN DEATH OVERTIME! Action Alert for K-12 Materials Bill: Committee Hearing THIS MONDAY!

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

K-12 Instructional Materials Bills SB 1210 & HB 989: Status Update and Action Required

We have made progress on moving these bills forward, and have previously asked you to take some action to continue the momentum. Your actions are having an effect! We’d like to thank House bill sponsor Byron Donalds and current co-sponsors.

Progress is good, but we MUST continue the push!

Alert! Local Actions to Support Passage of 2017 K-12 Instructional Materials Bills

Our goal is passage in both houses and signed into law by Governor Scott Now that K-12 Instructional Materials bills have been filed in the Florida senate (SB1210) and Florida house (HB989), it's time to get your local representatives involved in supporting them.  The ultimate goal is to get both chambers of the legislature to pass the bills and to...

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MAJOR PROGRESS: K-12 Instructional Materials Bills Are Filed!

Florida Citizens Alliance (FLCA) and many of you have been working hard for past 18 months on bills for Florida K-12 Instructional Materials. Your hard work has paid off: companion bills have been filed in the House and Senate! Take action to help ensure passage!

Florida Citizens Alliance supporters say “Thanks” for being willing to listen and seriously engage!

Last week, 13 Florida Citizens Alliance grassroots activists and leaders from 9 counties traveled to Tallahassee for the Jan 9-12 Committee week. The FLCA team met individually with 43 House and Senate legislators and many more senior aides. We are urging their support to protect the rights of our children by restoring local control in K-12 education and protecting our right to self-defense. Join us in saying “Thank you” for their time and respect!

Maybe Florida’s Legislators mean business this year for real education reform– Watch and demand they do!

January 9-11  thirteen (13) activists with Florida Citizens Alliance (9 different counties) spent 2 days in the FL Capitol fighting for our children and rights to protect both their futures and  their lives. We met individually with 43 House and Senate Legislators. For this first trip we had a laser focus on all k-12 Education  Committee members and 20+ 2nd…

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How 18-25 Year Olds Voted

Speak Out! How 18-25 Year Olds Voted in the 2016 Election is FRIGHTENING!

We must wake up and realize our liberty is being sacrificed via the indoctrination of our children… This is how 18-25 year olds voted in the 2016 election. Young Americans have been indoctrinated by the Left in schools, universities and by the media. (Image source: Prager University) It has been said that “Freedom is never more than one generation away from...

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An Open Letter to President-Elect Trump

Please take a moment to encourage President-Elect Trump to include education experts Sandra Stotsky and James Milgram on the transition team. Both served on the original validation committee for Common Core and rejected all aspects of Common Core. Their unequivocal opposition to Common Core will be essential to ending the unbalanced influence of globalists and education vendors who promote Common...

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Opening shot fired in establishment crackdown on educational freedom?

Potentially Dangerous Comments from Secretary of Education John King A recent article in The New American highlights some unsettling remarks about homeschooling from Obama's controversial Education Secretary, pro-Common Core activist John King. Specifically, he said said he was “concerned” that some home-educated children were not getting the “breadth of instructional experience” they would get at a traditional school. Read the entire article...

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Florida Third Graders Being Penalized for Exercising Their “Opt Out” Rights! ACT TODAY!

Florida parents are being forced to resort to lawsuits to protect their children! And we, the taxpayers are paying for both ends of the resulting lawsuit. THIS IS HUGE!! Read details in this article by Shane Vander Hart, Truth in American Education: "Florida Parents Sue to Make 180 Days Count", then use the petition at right to tell your legislators, Education Commissioner...

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U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-3 ruling blocked the federal court of appeals decision on the so-called transgender bathroom decision.

Today the U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-3 ruling blocked the federal court of appeals decision on the so-called transgender bathroom decision. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the federal law known as Title IX should be interpreted to include “gender identity” and thus that court ruled that a girl who…

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TAKE ACTION! August Election Critical for Florida Kids

There’s a lot of focus on the November election. But the future of Florida’s kids will be directly influenced by an election on August 30th. Only YOU can protect your children’s or grandchildren’s future.   Public education (AKA “Government  Schools”) is a disaster. The U.S. has slipped from the top 10 internationally to the mid 30’s in reading and math. In…

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Where does your Florida School Board stand? It’s up to us to give them courage to fight Fed Overreach!

This Ohio School District wants to Protect the Privacy of Its Students, but the Government Won’t Allow it! Despite what the Obama Administration seems to think, America still operates on the understanding that the dignity, privacy, and safety interests of students are safeguarded by providing separate private areas, such as locker rooms, shower facilities, and restrooms, for male and female…

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Tell Gov. Scott to say NO to Federal Transgender Dictates in Schools!

On May 13, 2016 the Obama administration through the Departments of Justice and Education released coercive “guidance” threatening schools with the loss of federal money. The federal government is requiring schools to adopt its view on transgender students. Failure to comply will be penalized with loss of money for education. [Read the federal letter here] Individual school districts can and should stand...

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Tell Pearson, PLC to Stop Indoctrinating Our Kids!

Pearson, PLC is a British company that provides over 80% of all text books and on-line lesson plans to our children in Florida public schools. They are dedicated  to brainwashing our U.S. and Florida students with religious and political indoctrination, revisionist U.S. history, pornography and horrible math methodologies.  Several of their largest shareholders are the Arab Bank Corp and the...

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State Controlled Child Abuse? We think so!

IT’S OFFICIAL:  Senator Legg and Rep. O’Toole have killed the Sen. Hays/Rep. Pilon "Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education" bill for this legislative cycle. The Villains are : John Legg Marlene O'Toole Of course we are frustrated and even angry that, despite overwhelming legislative support with 24 sponsors and co-sponsors, these two “elected officials” abuse their power to further abuse...

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Legg & O’Toole Block Hearings on Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education Bills! Sound Off!

Disappointed? Yes. Defeated? NEVER! Senator Legg and Representative Marlene O’Toole refused to allow hearings on SB 1018 and HB 899 (Instructional Materials for K-12 Public Education).  They believe they know better about instructional materials for your children and grandchildren. Call and then send them a message. Let them know that we all believe in local control for our schools and...

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2016 Support HJR 767/SJR942

HJR 767/SJR942 is a joint resolution by Rep Mayfield/Sen Garcia to make FL Commissioner of Education an elected position. Here is a Resolution you can use with your local grassroots groups to support this. Once completed send it to Terry Ann Paulo TerryAnn.Paulo@myfloridahouse.gov This Resolution is made by the (Name of Organization) in support of the enactment of House Joint…

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Naples Daily News-Brent Batten: Activists look to change “buy” the book procedures

Naples Daily News-Brent Batten: Activists look to change “buy” the book procedures   What started in Collier County as a disagreement over the way public school textbooks are selected has grown into an issue to be taken up by the Florida Legislature. Bills in the state House and Senate would change the way school districts select classroom material, increasing parental…

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Action Alert: GOP Congress Prepares Surrender to Obama on Education

Establishment Republicans in Congress are quietly plotting their next massive surrender to the Obama administration, a “bipartisan” education bill that solidifies federal control of schools and keeps Common Core while entrenching a dizzying array of unconstitutional “education” schemes. Among other measures, the legislation re-authorizes most of two widely criticized and totally unconstitutional federal education statutes known as the Elementary and Secondary Education…

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SWFL Citizens Alliance delivers 605 signed petitions to Collier School Board

The Naples Daily News edited my letter to the editor so here is the original submission intact. PS. Action Alert: Letters to the editor and petitions like this are a great way to grow awareness and support for local control in your school district!   It is time to stop this nonsense and started abiding by the Florida Constitution, Article…

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RED ALERT! NANNY STATE NCLB REWRITE MOVING FORWARD!

THIS IS AN ALL HANDS ON DECK RED ALERT! Congressional education leaders have reached a behind closed doors framework agreement on the rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), currently called No Child Left Behind (NCLB). According to Education Week, Congress is poised to ram this through quickly at the end of the year while people are distracted…

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Is common Core an important issue to you? Vote in this Straw Poll.

Is common Core  an important issue to you?          Check out this American Principles in Action  Score card for presidential candidates on the Issue of common core http://goo.gl/GOgCsg and then Join in the florida survey https://eSurv.org?u=FLCA_11

Systemic Problems of Pornography in Public Schools

We Have a Problem If you are against Pornography in our Florida Public Schools, this is a MUST-READ-CAREFULLY post. Two weeks ago, Florida Citizens Alliance reported that the Collier County School District was caught promoting pornographic material on its “Summer Reading List” for grades 6 thru 12. This list had been promoted for several weeks via a PDF file on...

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Blind Trust with the Future of Our Children?

OPT OUT NOW and demand an end to Common Core and High Stakes Testing! FSA/AIR* High-Stakes Tests are a SECRET Black Box   *AIR (American Institute of Research) claims to be “One of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations” (AKA SOCIAL RE-ENGINEERING) Want to know who can NEVER see what’s inside the SECRET Black Box?...

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