Progress Florida Education Center's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 2-24-12
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center's popular free Daily Clips service.
JD Alexander's audacious misdirection
By Peter Schorsch
St. Petersblog 2.0
Pay no attention to what is going on over here...look at how bad it is over there!
Florida Passes Minimum Wage Reduction: Another ALEC Bill?
Today the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism Committee passed a bill that will allow employers to pay a lower minimum wage to tipped employees, waiters and waitresses.
The Further Decline Of Florida Education Under Rick Scott And A GOP Legislature
By Ronald Feinman
The Progressive Professor
Florida is the fourth largest state in population, and will surpass New York in the next decade.
Florida Republican Legislators Give Themselves "Absolute Shield"
By Trish Ponder
If you noticed an avalanche of lawsuits over your decisions, would you: a) Take a moment to consider objectively what you've been doing and adjust your actions going forward, or b) Pass legislation that says you can no longer be sued.
Florida Imagine Charter Schools pay huge leases to a company owned by...Imagine Charter Schools.
Some bloggers have pointed this out for a few years now, so it is a good feeling to see the Tampa Bay Times (previously known as the St. Pete Times) cover it so extensively.