Have you ever heard the saying “If you don’t stand for something you’ll fall for anything?” This morning at Kingspoint, hundreds of angry residents protested the proposed charter high school, while City Commissioner Diane Glasser sat there mutely, sharing no opinion one way or another.
I’ve been accused of being anti-charter school. Am I against all charter schools? Not necessarily. Am I against most of them? Perhaps. Especially when there have been so few that have proven any exceptional benefits to students besides teaching to the State tests.
Exactly one year ago, the City Commission made a unanimous motion to authorize a study for City staff to evaluate street canvassing and soliciting at our most dangerous intersections.
The City has been very sneaky about building a new Charter High School in town. They say it’s wanted and needed, but by who?
By: Nora Rupert
I am one of 27,000 women who work for Broward County Public Schools (BCPS). I am part of the 75 percent of the female majority of those employees and 1 of 9 women who serves on an all woman Broward County School Board. I am but one voice of the 27,000.
Having company over and would like beer or wine for lunch on Sunday? Maybe you’re heading to a tailgate party and need to stock up before the game. Well, forget about buying these items in the City of Tamarac because our antiquated ordinance forbids retailers and restaurants from selling or serving alcohol before noon on Sunday.
By: Sharon Aron Baron Mayor Harry Dressler is asking for residents to re-elect him for mayor on his recent campaign mailers, potentially misleading them into believing that he was elected into office. As you may remember, Dressler was appointed after Beth Talabisco was re-suspended by the Governor. Just last week I reported that he stole our images to promote himself […]
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In August 2013, the City of Tamarac installed over 15 red light cameras. After one year of operation, I wanted to find out how they were doing.
When the city of Tamarac signed the contract with American Traffic Solution in November of 2012, the mayor and commissioners stressed that they would be installed for safety reasons, and Commissioner Michelle Gomez assured me that they would be “cost neutral.”
Like the great California Gold Rush in the 19th Century, charter school operators are flocking to cities in South Florida hoping to strike it big by hoodwinking innocent families with slick brochures while taking advantage of lax application requirements to open their doors.
Dragging your feet getting that absentee ballot filled out and mailed? Maybe you’re considering voting at the polls on August 26.
Make no mistake: whether it’s August or November, voting is important and it’s important for our future.
As a woman, few things are as disturbing as watching history unfold as progress takes a giant leap backwards. The outcome of the Hobby Lobby case has proven yet again that patriarchy, and slut-shaming, are alive and well in America, and may have women who once considered themselves moderate Republicans rethinking their votes in the upcoming elections.
With the influx of charter corporations wanting to move their schools into our city, Tamarac Talk asked the city commission at the May 28 meeting to establish an Education Advisory Board. Here’s why we need one…..
Right now, charter schools are treated like any other business setting up shop, and allowed in business districts like strip centers or even close to other public schools.
Tamarac city commissioners receive generous car allowances for tooling around in their small districts, but after researching what other Broward County commissioners make, some taxpayers are being taken for a ride.
In 2012, two commissioners in the City of Tamarac were reelected uncontested because no one ran against them. November elections are six months away and the city of Tamarac will have three seats on the ballot, including two on the commission and one for Mayor. If you are a civic-minded resident that has an interest in our local government, consider throwing your hat into the ring, but do it soon because the qualifying period is in June.
Summer vacation time is just around the corner. Why not pack up the family and drive over to the La Quinta Inn and Suites in Tamarac, Florida where breakfast isn’t the only thing that’s included in your stay.
Charter Schools USA founder Jonathan Hage and his first mate Edward Pozzuoli, attorney for Charter Schools USA who is also president of the law firm Tripp Scott, have registered a yacht under the name of “Fishin’ 4 Schools” as well as formed an LLC under the same name.
The City Manager is doing damage control in the latest issue of the Tam-A-Gram telling residents why the city is spending thousands of dollars bragging about the Palladium Award on banners all over town.
Is someone over there reading Tamarac Talk?
The City of Tamarac is willfully not allowing public comment at their public workshops and special meetings. Moreover, there is no designated section printed on their workshop or special meeting agendas indicating the time for public comment although Section 2-29 of the Code requires them to publish such information on their agenda.
Question: Has there been any survey to gauge community interest in a charter high school in this area?
Answer: No formal survey has been taken, however, there has been general community interest expressed by residents to City staff and officials specifically related to the need for a charter high school in the area.