When Allie Schnacky, 13, was cast as Pippi Longstocking in a play, her public elementary school wouldn’t allow her to be absent as often as she needed to perform.Read More →
By William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Red light cameras are supposed to make dangerous intersections safer. But at what cost?
Recent data from the City of Tallahassee show that in both human and financial terms, red light cameras are costing residents of Florida’s capital city much more than they may realize.
But don’t count on hearing [...]
William Patrick | Florida Watchdog
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Consuming marijuana as medicine could be legal in Florida in less than a year.
But first, the Florida Supreme Court has to approve the language contained in a proposed ballot initiative that, with enough petition signatures, voters would see at the polls next November.
Florida’s high court heard oral arguments Thursday [...]
Florida got $1 billion from the federal government to help struggling homeowners, but just 13 percent of that money has gone toward helping them.Read More →
By Joy Pullmann | The Heartland Institute
National curriculum requirements are influencing schools across the country in myriad ways, big and small.
One not-so-obvious change is that Common Core standards can influence how teachers grade student work.
Teachers have used standards-based grading almost as long as U.S. schools have been required to conform to centrally determined standards — [...]