January 17th, 2012

Get-rich schemes not schools' funding key

By Editorial
Orlando Sentinel

In recent years, whenever the subject turns to funding Florida schools, the Legislature turns into an episode of “The Honeymooners.”

Lawmakers channel Ralph Kramden. Looking to better state K-12 schools’ budgetary lot, legislative Kramdens connive and calculate get-rich-quick schemes.

Slap advertising on school-bus exteriors? A troubling proposition mirrored in several bills, including one filed by Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat.

Sell naming rights for school cafeterias? Rep. Irv Slosberg, a Boca Raton Democrat, serves up that nauseating notion.

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