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Florida lawmakers recognized for work on education

By   /  June 24, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Eight Florida lawmakers — seven Republicans and one Democrat — were recognized by the Florida Coalition of School Board Members for their work on education reform. “The coalition shares [values] with many of the decision makers in Tallahassee, but specifically the ones we gave awards to, things that really brought us into being: supporting parental […]

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The educational establishment is holding kids hostage, and threatening parents with prison

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Some Florida parents are so desperate to get their kids out of failing schools that they’re willing to risk a felony conviction and five years in prison to find a better learning environment. Sound crazy? It does, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true. “Imagine getting carted off in cuffs and doing hard time for the […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Florida couple still fighting for their vegetable garden

By   /  June 20, 2016  /  Accountability, Florida, Issues, Nanny State of the Week, National, News, Power Abuse, Regulations  /  No Comments

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Tom Carroll and Hermine Ricketts are suing Miami Shores after the town threatened to fine the couple $50 per day for their front-yard vegetable garden.

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Refugees double TB cases in Texas

By   /  June 16, 2016  /  California, Federal Government, Florida, Immigration, New York, News, Texas  /  No Comments

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Newly arrived refugees have doubled the incidence of tuberculosis in Texas, Watchdog.org has learned.

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Black pastors speak out for school choice

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A hundred African-American pastors are speaking out in support of school choice, asking the Florida NAACP to drop out of a lawsuit that threatens a program that helps underprivileged children.

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Legal victory for two Florida school choice programs

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida judge on Tuesday ruled two school choice programs constitutional, allowing tens of thousands of students in the Sunshine State to continue to receive scholarship funding. Judge George Reynolds of the Second Circuit Court of Leon County gave the go-ahead to both the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which grants low-income families with scholarships raised by private donations, […]

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