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Sunday, April 18, 2021

The Biggest Loser – Grumpy Old Teacher

The Biggest Loser – Grumpy Old Teacher
The Biggest Loser

Florida Politics, a media platform,* has a weekly feature whereby it names the biggest winners and losers of the week in Florida politics. This week, it named Richard Corcoran, Commissioner of Education and erstwhile-House Speaker who was known for always getting his way (is that code language for a bully?), as the week’s biggest loser for issuing a memo to school superintendents to suggest (go back and read the previous parentheses) that mandatory mask policies serve no purpose and should disappear when the next school year begins.

Florida Politics:

THE BIGGEST LOSER: RICHARD CORCORAN. COVID-19 cases are increasing in Florida (and many other places). The Florida Department of Health Tuesday reported 9,068 additional virus cases.

That’s the highest one-day increase since Feb. 5.

That makes the pronouncement by Education Commissioner RICHARD CORCORAN all the more bizarre.

IN A MEMO to public school district superintendents, Corcoran recommended they drop the mandatory mask requirements for the 2021-22 academic year.


Corcoran’s memo said, “they serve no remaining good at this point in our schools.”

It’s long been obvious to Florida educators that politicians like Richard Corcoran are ignorant about public schools, Florida’s school districts, and CONTINUE READING: The Biggest Loser – Grumpy Old Teacher