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The Supreme Court's Decision on Arizona's Controversial Immigration Law: and Andy Ford, President of the Florida Education Association Speaks About Public Sector Workers, Vouchers, Charter Schools and Standardized Tests

06/27/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Wednesday)
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Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its long awaited decision on Arizona’s immigration law—SB 1070. The court set aside three provisions of the law that would have pre-empted federal law. One made it a state crime for illegal immigrants to seek work or hold a job….another would have required all immigrants to always carry papers or documents proving they are here legally…. And a third provision struck down authorized police to arrest without warrant anyone they believe committed a depo...

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Hillsborough teacher's union continues contract negotiations with school board listen

09/01/11 Josh Holton
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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Recently teacher’s have been under fire for their allegedly generous salaries, benefits, and tenure. But since Senate Bill 736 cut teacher pay and tenure this spring, teachers are looking for ways to protect their positions. The Hillsborough Classroom Teacher’s Association continued contract negotiations with the School Board Thursday morning.

Now that tenure no longer exists under Florida law, th...

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Interview with the president of the nation's largest teachers' union

10/14/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Thursday)
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I'm Rob Lorei. Coming up today, we'll talk about the controversy over whether the US Chamber of Commerce is funneling foreign money into election campaigns this year.

But first: an interview with Dennis Van Roekel, the President of the National Education Association, the nation's largest teacher's union. The union represents more than three million teachers nationwide.

The nation's teachers unions are a frequent target, especially by supporte...

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