Florida is quickly becoming a much older, less creative version of California, with none of the homegrown industry or attempts to recruit, develop, and…
Billy Townsend
$1 billion per year has produced few -- if any -- products worth buying in Florida's voucher marketplace. That's because markets alone don't create cap…
Billy Townsend
Also, Sheriff Grady Judd sounds like he's bored with being Polk County's sheriff and is auditioning for an OAN show. Recapping DeSantis' government-spo…
Billy Townsend
Remember those Florida dates that live in...meh? No, probably not. What that tells us about our own worth, relative to our forebears.
Billy Townsend
A "Sparrow Academy" experience demonstrates why the Step Up for Students voucher school "marketplace" needs a grand jury, a Grady Judd task force, and …
Billy Townsend
Billy and Julie's Hot Tub Talk, Ep. 4: The lessons of waiting tables will keep you -- and A…Listen now (71 min) | What we learned from the egalitarian sisterhood/brotherhood of fajita slinging. It could save your life -- at least from flood-lo…
Billy Townsend
Lakeland/Polk's government of, by, and for indulgent inheritance "wingmen" is an embarrassing dead end. We should try to work together to accomplish re…
Billy Townsend
Help us end Big Test/Jeb Crow. We could create equity together by rebuilding the capacity you've helped bad people destroy. You may have to swallow som…
Billy Townsend
Power used the Tampa Bay Times' Pulitzer tagline to strip mine Florida's public schools. It largely ignored the Orlando Sentinel's better, further-reac…
Billy Townsend
Billy and Julie's Hot Tub Talk, Ep. 3: Harrison Ford is always Denzel Washington -- or some…Listen now (54 min) | Asking the eternal questions: Is George Clooney always George Clooney? Does a "Meryl Streep" exist? It's a special 25th wedding a…
Billy Townsend
Grift inflation is coming. Know your voucher grifters now to avoid them in the ESA future. Also regulate voucher schools like banks so public schools d…
Billy Townsend
Do John McKay and the Gardiners know that Ron DeSantis and Doug Tuthill and Richard Corcoran are destroying everything they worked for and attached to …
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