Monthly Archives: September 2012

Call to Action: Vote "No" on FDOE’s Proposed Pathways to Endorsement in ESOL and Reading

Call to Action: Vote “No” on FDOE’s Proposed Pathways to Endorsement in ESOL and Reading

September 29, 2012 By: Dr. Rosa Castro-Feinberg Sunshine State TESOL  and LULAC Florida urge you to vote NO on the survey form. The survey form is available here http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ESOLReading . September 30 is the deadline for responding. Sunshine State TESOL   Position Statement on FDOE’s Proposed Pathways to …






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The proposed 150-hour pathways to Florida Endorsements in ESOL and in Reading are logically flawed, Part 2

The proposed 150-hour pathways to Florida Endorsements in ESOL and in Reading are logically flawed, Part 2

September 26, 2012 By: Rosa Castro-Feinberg, Ph. D. Call to Action: Students, teachers, schools, and communities could be harmed if the Florida Department of Education’s (FDOE) proposed pathways to Endorsement in ESOL and in Reading are implemented. After you read the article, please join in …






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The proposed 150-hour pathways to Florida Endorsements in ESOL and in Reading are logically flawed. Part 1.

The proposed 150-hour pathways to Florida Endorsements in ESOL and in Reading are logically flawed. Part 1.

September 25, 2012 Dr. Rosa Castro-Feinberg extends her statewide grassroots Call to Action to all  Florida Public Employees. Sept. 30th is the deadline to respond to the Florida Department of Education survey on the proposed pathways. After browsing through these articles explaining the flaws and consequences …






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Teacher On The Front Line Shares His Concerns

Teacher On The Front Line Shares His Concerns

September 18, 2012 By: Admin – Florida Public Employees Following the September 13, 2012, UTD announcement, concerning the start of their contract negotiations, we received a series of comments from teachers expressing concerns over the effectiveness of their bargaining team. Among the comments was one that …






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The Hidden Deceit Behind Amendment 8

The Hidden Deceit Behind Amendment 8

September 17, 2012 By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Pensacola News-Journal reporter Erin Kourkournis spoke with Escambia county’s superintendent of schools about the misleadingly named Religious Freedom Amendment. Escambia County Schools Superintendent Malcolm Thomas said public schools have taken a big cut in funding in …






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Charlie Crist: Man Without a Party

Charlie Crist: Man Without a Party

September 15, 2012 Originally published September 13, 2012 By: Paula Dockery – Florida Voices Charlie Crist: Man Without a Party There was a lot of buzz about former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist speaking at the Democratic National Convention, given that he’s served in numerous elected offices over the …






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Letter from Geno Perez, Unhappy Republican, Military Veteran, Career Public Employee, Former Candidate For State Representative

Letter from Geno Perez, Unhappy Republican, Military Veteran, Career Public Employee, Former Candidate For State Representative

September 12, 2012 By: Eugenio “Geno” Perez Republican?  I felt like an outcast!! I don’t believe there is much room in the Republican Party (at least in Miami-Dade) for a career government worker and public servant like myself. I hatched these dogmas based on the …






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7 Years Without Raises. Illegal Withholding of 3%. Now, Forecast Shows Leftover Money

7 Years Without Raises. Illegal Withholding of 3%. Now, Forecast Shows Leftover Money

September 11, 2012 Sharing the words of our fellow Florida Public Employees. By: Jim Mahan – A Florida Public Employee As a result of 7 long years of job eliminations, deep budget cuts, complete failure to give any raises or cost of living raises, and …






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Bush Financial Backer K12 Inc Under Investigation From Florida DOE

Bush Financial Backer K12 Inc Under Investigation From Florida DOE

Further proof privatizing public education is not the best option. September 11, 2012 By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings This from a joint investigative report from Trevor Aaronson and John O’Connor:  The Florida Department of Education has launched an investigation of K12, the nation’s largest online …






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