Progress Florida Education Institute's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 2-7-14
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Institute's popular free Daily Clips service.
By Bob Sikes
Scathing Purple Musings
Rick Scott created the slippery slope education funding when he cut education funding during his first term.
By Martha Jackovics
Activists, Democrats, and at least one Republican, are reacting and speaking out against Rick Scott's latest attempt to block the votes of students at the University of Florida, coming on the heels of yet another problematic and potentially expensive voter purge.
Recently, it seems, Tallahassee republicans, i.e. governor FUBAR Scott and now attorney general Pam Bondi, have been desperately trying to convince you that they have become suddenly enlightened toward the fragility of Florida’s uniquely sensitive natural environment.
By Nancy Argenziano
The Florida Public Service Commission may be one the most important state agencies that you’ve never heard of. It sets electricity rates, determines the need for new power plants and sets energy conservation goals for the state’s biggest power companies.
Throwback Thursday: Tallahassee sit-ins to end racial segregation reflect ugly period in Florida history
By Peter Schorsch
Fifty-four years ago today, on Feb. 13, 1960, the first sit-in protests were held in Florida as part of a nationwide, nonviolent campaign to end racial segregation.