Best of the Blogs: New Reality

Progress Florida Education Center’s Best of the Blogs for the week ending 10-17-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center’s popular free Daily Clips service.

Is Governor Scott’s arrogance due to being a “carpetbagger?”
By Kartik Krishaiyer
The Florida Squeeze
The farcical opening to Wednesday’s gubernatorial debate at Broward College furthered the narrative emerging from this Governor’s race — that the sitting Governor who has lived in this state for barely a decade has little respect for Florida’s citizens.

FL Testing Disaster – all stick no carrot
By Kathleeno2014
The Edvocate Blog
FCAT, Florida’s flawed one test, one day yardstick is gone.

2014 FL Constitutional Amendments: 1 & 2 Yes! 3 Hell No!
By The Seminole Democrat
Amendment 1-Dedicated Funding to Acquire and Restore Florida Conservation and Recreation Lands: YES!

Rick Scott Pleads The Fifth In First Debate, Stay Tuned For Round Two
By Martha Jackovics
Beach Peanuts
Last week, during the first debate between Charlie Crist and Rick Scott, Scott demonstrated that he had little to offer his Hispanic audience beyond saying he loves families and that, as a poor child growing up he could relate to them (yes, really), that he wanted them to have every advantage he did.

King Tide Draws High Seas and Climate Champions to Miami Beach
By Kacy Rohn
CleanEnergy Footprints
Miami Beach will host some high profile visitors tomorrow as U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson (FL), and U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) gather to take part in an event marking tomorrow’s King Tide, the highest tide of the year.