Progress Florida Education Institute’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 1-24-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute’s popular free Daily Clips service.
By Martha Jackovics
Today is a national day of action to Stand Up To ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, the corporate lobbyist driven organization which writes cookie cutter laws, and gives them to state legislators who do their bidding by passing them into legislation against the interests of their constituents.
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Miami Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho presented the case to the State Board of Education this week that implementation on Common Core in Florida is best done along with a pause in school grades.
Eye On Miami
Miami-Dade is one of the nation’s largest counties. Its government is subject, as all governments are, to influence peddling and insider dealing.
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
Today we look at the 1970s and two brilliant books about the era in Florida politics.
By Christian Dem in NC
Yesterday, the mother of Rebecca Sedwick, the Lakeland, Florida teen who was driven to suicide by a yearlong campaign of bullying, announced that a new law has been introduced that would make bullying a crime.