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Teachers, parents meet in Miami to discuss opting out of standardized testing

By | 01.09.12 | 3:00 pm

Ceresta Smith, an educator with Miami-Dade County Public Schools and the University of Miami, spoke Saturday about opting out of K-12 standardized testing to a group of parents from the predominantly African-American neighborhood of Liberty City as part of National Opt Out Day.

Romney’s K-12 education agenda based on standardized tests, school choice

By | 01.05.12 | 11:18 am

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.

Standardized testing opponents call for National Opt Out Day

By | 01.03.12 | 10:47 am

Public school advocates who oppose mandatory standardized testing to determine teacher salaries and state and federal funding for public schools have called for a National Opt Out Day.

Gingrich announces Florida campaign leaders

By | 12.20.11 | 1:18 pm

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich today announced campaign chairs and co-chairs for all of Florida’s 67 counties.

Judge may hear challenge to federal decision on morning after pill

By | 12.14.11 | 1:54 pm

A women’s health advocacy group plans to reopen a legal fight to challenge the federal government’s decision to overrule a request from the FDA to expand access to the morning after pill, also called Plan B, to women under the age of 17.

Obama compared to Bush in wake of decision on morning after pill

By | 12.08.11 | 9:59 am

Women’s health advocates all over the country were stunned yesterday when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius reversed an FDA request to expand access to over-the-counter emergency contraception for teenagers under the age of 17. In press releases denouncing the decision, a common theme has emerged: President Obama has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, George W. Bush, on the heated issue of emergency contraception.

New right-wing think tank touts Medicaid reform and welfare drug testing at ALEC event

By | 12.06.11 | 11:16 am

Tarren Bragdon, the president of a new Naples-based right-wing policy group, touted the state’s controversial Medicaid reform plans and Florida’s welfare drug testing law during an event held last week by the American Legislative Exchange Council (known as ALEC).

Obama announces additional funding for domestic AIDS programs on World AIDS Day

By | 12.01.11 | 1:38 pm

President Obama announced today that $50 million in additional funds will be going toward treatment and care for people living with HIV/AIDS in the U.S.

Rubio champions net neutrality repeal

By | 11.10.11 | 11:44 am

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said Wednesday he supports a Senate resolution to repeal the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, which could be voted on today.

Karl Rove, Neal Boortz to ‘Stand Up for America’ in Jacksonville

By | 11.08.11 | 2:14 pm

Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove and talk show host Neal Boortz will speak in Jacksonville on Fri., Nov. 18, as part of “Stand Up for America: Debt, Taxes, and You Decide 2012.” According to a press release, the event will be “a lively and entertaining discussion of the important issues in the news, including the 2012 election, spending, debt, and taxes.”

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