News & Public Affairs06/30/15 Seán Kinane
MidPoint with WMNF News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
The state budget that was signed into law last week by Governor Rick Scott included a slight increase in funding for education; but many school advocates say it’s not enough.
WMNF interviewed Andy Ford, president of the Florida Education Association -- the state’s largest teachers union.
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04/22/14 Seán Kinane
WMNF Drive-Time News Tuesday Listen to this entire show:
Many kids in Florida, including in the Tampa Bay area, had trouble taking the state’s standardized test today because of a computer glitch.
Students in Pasco and Hernando Counties were unable to access the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test or FCAT.
Andy Ford is president of the Florida Education Association, the union for public school employees.
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"In many cases today when the kids got to their classrooms and tried to get on the computer to take their FCAT...
03/18/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
Last Call Friday Listen to this entire show:
On today's Last Call we spoke with Florida Education Association President Andy Ford about SB 736 which was approved by the Florida Legislature after fierce debate earlier this week. The bill, which will dramatically change the way public school teachers are evaluated and compensated now heads to Governor Rick Scott who has promised to sign it into law. A s...Be the first to comment
03/09/10 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Tuesday) Listen to this entire show:
Thereâs a battle brewing in Tallahassee over a plan to change the way teachers are paid here in Floridaâit pits the head of the Florida Republican Party against the statewide teacherâs union.
But first some listener comments about last Thursdayâs program on which we talked with citizens of Canada, Germany and Great Britain on their countryâs national health care programs.
Hereâs what some listeners had to say:
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06/24/09 Mitch E. Perry
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday Listen to this entire show:
Last night in Fort Lauderdale, the Broward School Board voted unanimously to lay off almost 400 teachers.
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that board members said they had little choice but to lay off the teachers, citing three years of state budget cuts and declining student enrollment. But they were angry and defiant, urging the audience to call and write state leaders to protest.
Andy Ford is president of the Florida Education Association (FEA). He said that the recession is ...Be the first to comment