Ed Marko

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Former School Board Construction Chief Talked of "Machine"

    When we stop to remember Michael Garretson, we should never forget that the late School Board construction chief led the spending of a billion dollars a year in what was one of the largest and most damaging school building booms in Broward County history. For ... More >>

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    November 29, 2010

    RIP, Leslie Nielsen

    Some of the best moments from one of Fort Lauderdale's finest.   -- Stephanie Kraft's path: Lawyer. PTA mom. School Board member. Tool for special interests. Corrupt tool for special interests. Scandalous politician. Criminally charged politician. Jailbird for a day. Suspended S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Broward School Board Continues Lawyer Fiasco

    The Broward County School Board has a bad case of emeritus. You might think that after the stink caused by the Broward County School Board's plan to give outgoing Ed Marko a $266,000 salary to serve as general counsel emeritus (for the unwashed that's pronounced  ih-MEH-ri-tus, not really like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2010

    Ritter Has Date in Tallahassee Over Election Allegations

    I hate to say it, but James Stokes -- the new School Board attorney who quit this morning before he even started -- probably made a good decision. Who would want to jump into the dysfunctional soup that is the Broward County School Board? It's a little surprising that he decided it "didn't feel rig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    [UPDATED] Broward School Board Member Phyllis Hope Let Taxpayers Pick Up Her Legal Tab

    Phyllis Hope‚ÄčDuring a year when state and federal investigators have been circling the Broward County School Board, it seems as though every member of that ethically challenged outfit would have reason to keep a personal attorney close by. But only one school board member had the nerve to give her ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2009
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    November 8, 2007

    Animal Farm

    At the Broward County School Board, the chickens cry foul

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    October 6, 2006
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    October 28, 1999

    This School May Cause Cancer

    The stalled reconstruction of Deerfield Middle School has littered the campus with a carcinogen. So why are students still there?

  • News

    August 12, 1999

    Incompetence 101

    An F in economics. That's what the Broward County school board earned when they rushed to fire construction firm Church and Tower, only to be sued for millions.

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    Freedom of Screech

    When an aspiring violinist wore the wrong T-shirt to class, his high school principal had him arrested