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Parent trigger vote expected Friday; opponents hopeful it will fail listen

03/08/12 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Update: the parent trigger / parent empowerment bill failed 20-20 Friday

A final state Senate vote on the "parent trigger" bill has been postponed until Friday; it would allow parents to have a say in how to improve a failing school including turning it into a privately run charter school. The bill has already passed in the House, but Jean Clements, president of the Hillsborough Classroom Teacher’s Association, said she’s confident there is enough opposition to leave the measure dea...

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Last Call with Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association

03/03/11 Mitch Perry
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Tim Herberlein and Beth Roach from the Hillsborough Classroom Teachers Association discuss the upcoming Awake the State rallies.

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Teachers Alarmed By Plans In Tallahassee To Enact Merit Pay

04/07/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Coming up today we'll talk with members of a local teacher's union who are planning to hold a rally today in opposition to the teacher merit pay legislation making its way through the legislature.

But first some listener comments about yesterday's program. The segment that received the most comments was the one about America's prison system. Yesterday we heard from Robert Perkinson, the author of a new book about the rapid expansion of the nation's prison system in the past 40 years.

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