Charlie Kennedy, Chair of Manatee County School Board

“I told my students that if you see something wrong don’t just complain about it, but stand up and do something.” – Charlie Kennedy, on how he went from classroom teacher to school board member based on living up to the advice he routinely gave his students.

This edition of the Teacher Voice podcast is an engaging discussion with Charlie Kennedy, the District 2 representative and current Chair of the Manatee County School Board. During our dialogue we cover various topics affecting education in his county and across the Sunshine State, from an upcoming special election vote to raise the millage rate in Manatee, to the coming consequences and legal battle against HB7069.

Please listen and share with any and all education advocates who may be interested!

Dear Speaker Corcoran
C’mon, Speaker Corcoran, let’s talk.

Topic: Dear Speaker Corcoran…a rebuttal, a suggestion, an invitation.

Today’s Friday Five is an answer to Speaker Richard Corcoran’s op-ed that he penned this past Tuesday in the Sun-Sentinel (which you can read here). I hope that he–or any other legislator–listens and takes me up on my offer. And if you are a concerned education stakeholder, as always, thanks for listening and please share with others.