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The Future of the Florida Senate: Will the Anti-Privatization Coalition Extend to Schools

What follows is an analysis by a long time observer of Florida politics. The writer desires to be recognized by a pseudonym, Lois Pace. Will the emerging center coalition in the Florida Senate flex its muscle as we enter the … Continue reading

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Bradenton Herald: Unsavory Prison Politics

The privatization lines have blurred in Florida. Few any longer even bother to dispute the fact that Florida’s republican-dominated legislature is engaged in attempted to privatize the state’s education apparatus via any means possible. The privatization template is currently placed … Continue reading

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How Deep is ALEC’s Reach into Driving Florida Legislation?

When Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal used a release from the Democrat Progressive Caucus to report that ALEC was sponsoring another education privatization indoctrination session for state legislators this weekend, a firestorm of coverage erupted. The Koch brothers-funded group doesn’t … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Rick Scott and Florida Republicans Stall Ethics Reform

Amid the news of J.D. Alexander’s attempt to intimidate the student member of Florida’s Board of Governors, comes a St. Petersburg Times story which details the ongoing republican efforts to stop ethics reform in its tracks. TALLAHASSEE — On Rick … Continue reading

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