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Rick Kriseman rallies PTA to vote for public education listen

10/11/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday
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Last year several bills passed in Florida state legislature that Democratic State Representative Rick Kriseman said are just about the worst things that could possibly happen to the education system. He’s calling on the Parent Teacher Association in his...

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Activists rally against Scott, GOP legislature over a slew of issues listen

03/28/11 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Monday
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Since the start of the legislative session, droves of people unhappy with Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled legislature have been spending Friday afternoons rallying against numerous state policies. Protesters don’t think they’ll be changing the governor’s mind any time soon, but they do hope to draw attention from fellow voters.

Republican State Representative Dana Young’s Tamp...

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Rick Scott signs teacher pay and tenure bill then is protested at Tampa charter school

03/24/11 Janelle Irwin
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Governor Rick Scott signed his first bill as governor this morning in Jacksonville. The governor later spoke at Pepin Academy, a charter school in Tampa, to discuss the future of education in Florida.

Senate Bill 736, or "Son of 6" as many opponents are calling it, is a bill that requires teacher pay be linked to student performance. According to information released by Scott’s administration, tests, including the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT, will be used to measure stu...

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