Best of the Blogs: Most Pressing

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 3-1-13
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

US Senator Marco Rubio: A Light Weight On The Most Pressing Issue Of Our Times: Global Warming and Climate Change
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
Why is climate change the most pressing issue of our times? It seems an absurd question obligating an answer.

Students Occupy University President’s Office To Protest Naming Stadium After Private Prison Company
By Adam Peck
Think Progress
Last week, the administration of Florida Atlantic University raised eyebrows when officials announced that they had sold the naming rights to the school’s new football stadium to the GEO Group, the nation’s second-largest private prison company.

The Sequester Grift
By Benjamin J. Kirby
The Spencerian
Happy Sequestration Week!  As you may — or may not, (though, really, given the full court press coverage, how could you not?) — know the massive budget cuts called “sequester” are set to kick in on Friday.

Right Wing Rubio: Not a Hint of Moderation To Be Found As Iowa Posturing Continues
By Kartik Krishnaiyer
The Political Squeeze
Republican “savior” Marco Rubio has had the type of week to make conservative salivate. Let’s recap.

For-Profit Charter School Fights Back Against Parents Who Rejected Them In Sarasota
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Blogger David Safier has more on Imagine Charter Schools’ battle with Sarasota parents and local school leadership over their decision to secede from the nation’s largest charter school provider.