Today's news -- September 7, 2017

 

 

 

DeVos visits schools in Tallahassee

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in Tallahassee last week and paid a visit to two schools, Holy Comforter Episcopal and Florida High. Betsy DeVos says Holy Comforter Episcopal School is doing a lot right.  "This school has been an innovator and a pioneer," she said. DeVos says her visit was as an ongoing effort to learn from schools that are uniquely meeting the needs of students. Joanne McCall, the Florida Education Association president, said, "If you want innovation, then relax the regulations as far as they need to be for public schools so that a public school can be innovative to do those types of things." McCall says DeVos is trying to dismantle public schools. "She's slashing the education budget by billions of dollars. She's taking away 22 education programs. She's slashing I.D.E.A. I.D.E.A. is how the the funding comes down to states for special education." DeVos was asked about funneling money from public to charter schools. She said, "I think that parents should continue to be more and more empowered to make the right choice for their child, for their children to send them to a school that is right for them." "When you're in charge of public education, you should be bolstering public education," McCall said.

http://www.wctv.tv/content/news/US-Education-Secretary-Betsy-DeVos-visits-schools-in-Tallahassee-442172213.html

http://www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-08-30/education/devos-avoids-visiting-public-schools-in-floridas-capital/a59230-1 (Joanne McCall quoted)
http://www.sayfiereview.com/page/devos-says-florida-education-approach-role-model (Joanne McCall quoted and AFT mentioned)
http://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/devos-touts-school-choice-individual-freedom-during-visits-leon-county-schools#stream/0 (FEA mentioned)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article170089782.html

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/08/29/u-s-education-secretary-betsy-devos-seeks-innovation-education/613327001/

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/08/29/betsy-devos-visit-voucher-school-second-day-tallahassee/612405001/

 

DeVos had a public agenda for schools meetings ... and a private one

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article170327837.html

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/08/30/betsy-devos-hears-input-education-officials-dialogue-democrat-barred-event/618234001/

 

Who was — and wasn’t — invited to DeVos’ education roundtable

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/08/30/who-was-and-wasnt-invited-to-betsy-devoss-education-roundtable/?utm_term=.cac1bf86cf60

 

Leon superintendent calls DeVos’ trip “insulting”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/05/schools-superintendent-calls-betsy-devoss-trip-to-florida-capital-insulting/?utm_term=.ec31952584fd

 

Democrats list 29 ways they say DeVos is hurting public education

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/06/democrats-list-29-ways-they-say-betsy-devos-is-hurting-public-education/?utm_term=.5f791b4cbac8

 

How unions make strong schools, strong communities

http://neatoday.org/2017/08/31/how-unions-make-strong-schools/

 

How House GOP leaders lobbied black Democrats on charter schools bill (FEA mentioned)

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/05/how-house-gop-leaders-lobbied-black-democrats-on-contentious-charter-schools-bill-114265

 

Don't wait for courts to force repairs to flawed education law

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-school-boards-challenge-education-law-20170830-story.html

 

Duval district was right to join lawsuit

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2017-08-30/thursday-editorial-duval-district-was-right-join-lawsuit

 

Brevard unlikely to sue over controversial education bill 7069 (Vanessa Skipper quoted)
http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/09/04/brevard-schools-unlikely-sue-over-controversial-education-bill-7069/616706001/

 

Democrats look to rein in controversial charter school law

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/9/1/florida_democrats_lo.html

 

Miami-Dade seeks $2.3 million in teacher bonuses (Karla Hernández-Mats quoted)
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article170849712.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/politics/stateroundup/florida-schools-compete-for-515-million-in-schools-of-hope-money/2336084

 

Pasco teachers, district reach deal on evaluations (Val Smith quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pasco-county-teachers-district-reach-deal-on-evaluations/2335563

 

Hillsborough's plan for a better bottom line: cut hundreds of jobs, promote schools (Jean Clements quoted)
http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/hillsboroughs-plan-for-a-better-bottom-line-cut-hundreds-of-jobs-promote/2335606

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/k12/hillsborough-officials-new-sales-tax-may-be-the-only-way-to-fix-schools/2336331?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 

Why are Florida’s public schools having budget problems?

http://www.wmnf.org/floridas-public-schools-budget-problems/

 

Lee teachers reassigned to other teaching jobs (Mark Castellano quoted)

http://www.news-press.com/story/news/education/2017/09/01/5-east-lee-high-teachers-moved-other-schools-due-unsatisfactory-evaluations-state/626238001/

 

Teachers’ tabs: School-supply spending continues (Andrew Spar quoted)
http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/20170902/teachers-tabs-school-supply-spending-continues

 

South Florida teachers say schools are full of mold -- and it’s making them sick (Anna Fusco quoted)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article170574717.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-broward-schools-mold-20170821-story.html

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/sfl-database-broward-school-mold-complaints-20170830-htmlstory.html

 

Palm Beach’s supposed spike in teacher happiness was just bad math (Justin Katz quoted)
http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/local-education/avossa-pbc-supposed-spike-teacher-happiness-was-just-bad-math/134gLdnFmXXz1s6oQPmB7I/

 

Don’t spend that $10 million just yet, Palm Beach schools warn charters

http://extracredit.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2017/09/01/dont-spend-that-10-million-just-yet-pbc-schools-warn-charter-schools/

 

Why more Palm Beach schools are converting to K-8

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/why-more-palm-beach-county-schools-are-converting/YQVNaaECiKa9Wl6BhNB0nK/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Palm Beach Gardens school used Toys for Tots gifts as test prizes 

http://extracredit.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/08/29/donated-xmas-toys-became-test-taking-prizes-at-this-palm-beach-gardens-school/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Pinellas shifts to school-wide averages to meet class size requirements

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/pinellas-shifts-to-school-wide-averages-to-meet-class-size-requirements/2335618

 

Leon among “donor districts” giving to “welfare counties”

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/04/what-dcd-leon-among-donor-districts-giving-welfare-counties/609081001/

 

Florida third-grade retention lawsuit ends in Leon court

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/florida-third-grade-retention-lawsuit-ends-in-leon-county-court/2335516

 

Letting teen students sleep in could be big boost for state economy, study says

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article170330547.html

 

State rep wants mandatory Scout-recruiting in schools

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-boy-scouts-florida-schools-scott-maxwell-20170901-story,amp.html

 

Steube files school board term limit bill

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170830/steube-files-school-board-term-limit-bill

 

Insurance companies funding vouchers
http://www.news965.com/news/florida-insurance-companies-provide-record-million-toward-scholarships/U2GVpasbLhGMAuxCGD2WpJ/

http://thecapitolist.com/florida-insurers-step-up-for-students-in-a-big-way-when-it-comes-to-providing-school-choice/

 

Review raises concerns about the utility of CREDO findings

A recent report from the Center for Research on Educational Outcomes (CREDO) looked at the impact of charter school operating organizations. The report found that students in charter schools demonstrated slightly greater gains in performance than peers in traditional public schools, especially in charter schools operated by certain types of management organizations. An academic review out today highlights a number of concerns that have gone unaddressed. Gary Miron and Christopher Shank, Western Michigan University, reviewed the report, Charter Management Organizations 2017, for the Think Twice think tank review project.

According to the reviewers, the CREDO report contributes to an expansive body of existing research on charter schools by expanding on its prior work by exploring differences in charter school performance based on management organization type. Despite this, the report fails to build on prior research in creating its charter school classification system. Miron and Shank note that the report uses confusing and illogical distinctions between organization types, which are arbitrary and unsupported by research. Additionally, the review calls into question other methodological decisions that threaten the validity of the study. The reviewers identified several overarching problems that have been identified, including: (1) the report dramatically overstates its findings; (2) CREDO fails to address or acknowledge the report's methodological limitations; and (3) the report does not take into account other research beyond CREDO's own work. As a result, Miron and Shank conclude that readers should use extreme caution when interpreting the results. They say, "The general findings from this study do not have relevance to policymakers."

http://www.greatlakescenter.org/docs/Think_Twice/TT-Miron-CMOs.htm

 

Study shows potential unintended effects of charter school movement

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-potential-unintended-effects-charter-school.amp

 

Charters insist: Our teachers can’t unionize (Randi Weingarten quoted)
http://prospect.org/article/charter-schools-insist-our-teachers-are-public-employees-or-private-employees-whichever

 

A handy guide to some of the organizations on the school choice gravy train

https://dianeravitch.net/2017/09/06/follow-the-money-a-handy-guide-to-some-of-the-organizations-on-the-school-choice-gravy-train/

 

Candidates must grasp why educators oppose standardized tests

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-why-educators-do-not-like-standardized-tests-20170906-story.html

 

New ACT scores show huge achievement gaps

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/we-didnt-know-it-was-this-bad-new-act-scores-show-huge-achievement-gaps/2017/09/06/c6397f36-9279-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.ccc50c7f8008

 

Mississippi has nation's highest paid ed chief (Pam Stewart is second)
https://amp.clarionledger.com/amp/620376001

 

The math on school meals

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/dining/school-lunch-data.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170905&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

Will the Trump era transform the school lunch?

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/dining/school-lunch-trump-obama.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170905&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Federal court rejects attempt to kick trans students out of school bathrooms

https://thinkprogress.org/federal-court-rejects-attempt-to-kick-trans-students-out-of-school-bathrooms-1991f104f42d/

 

Don’t suspend students. Empathize.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/opinion/sunday/dont-suspend-students-empathize.html?emc=edit_th_20170903&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Silicon Valley courts brand-name teachers, raising ethics issues

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/technology/silicon-valley-teachers-tech.html?emc=edit_ta_20170903&nl=top-stories&nlid=3179832&ref=headline

 

Screens in schools are a $60 billion hoax

http://amp.timeinc.net/time/4474496/screens-schools-hoax/

 

Department of Justice is overseeing the resegregation of American schools

https://www.thenation.com/article/the-department-of-justice-is-overseeing-the-resegregation-of-american-schools/

 

Trump education civil rights official listed Clinton attacks as qualification on resume

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/31/candice-jackson-trump-civil-rights-officer-resume-242214

 

I teach in Houston. I’m worried for my students.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/29/opinion/harvey-houston-schools-teachers.html?emc=edit_th_20170830&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

Michigan gambled on charter schools. Its children lost.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/magazine/michigan-gambled-on-charter-schools-its-children-lost.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170905&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

Alabama: The resegregation of Jefferson County

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/magazine/the-resegregation-of-jefferson-county.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170906&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y&_r=0

 

The sad story of public education in St. Louis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/09/07/the-sad-story-of-public-education-in-st-louis/?utm_term=.af0650d527d7

 

How vouchers came to Illinois

http://michaelklonsky.blogspot.com/2017/09/how-vouchers-came-to-il-cardinal-cupich.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+mikeklonsky+%28SmallTalk%29

 

The weakness in D.C.’s voucher program

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-weakness-in-dcs-voucher-program/2017/09/01/09a61694-8cd5-11e7-84c0-02cc069f2c37_story.html?utm_term=.f5c60768a187

 

Part-time professors say they’re underpaid and undervalued (Mike Budd quoted)
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article170752677.html

 

Months past deadline GAU, UF fail to reach agreement (Bobby Mermer quoted)
http://www.alligator.org/news/article_fed38276-928b-11e7-8123-0ffa3cfd8dec.html

 

UF to hire 12 new mental health counselors over three years (UFF-UF mentioned)
http://www.alligator.org/news/article_13a3643c-8d0f-11e7-8c98-670e2090c7ff.html

 

USF adjunct professors to march for equal treatment

http://www.usforacle.com/news/view.php/1029446/Adjunct-Professors-to-march-for-equal-tr

 

Labor coalition pushes Santa Fe to raise minimum wage (Susan Hegeman quoted)
http://www.alligator.org/news/article_33666d70-8e9d-11e7-b511-1b068589d176.html

 

State universities seek $5.1 billion budget for next year

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/political-pulse/os-florida-university-funding-20170901-story.html

 

USF achieves goal of preeminence, and millions in funding

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/incredible-usf-achieves-goal-of-preeminence-and-millions-in-funding/2336523

 

Another Bright Futures boost? State lawmakers propose higher ed expansions

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/another-bright-futures-boost-florida-lawmakers-propose-higher-ed-expansions/2335675

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/politics/fl-reg-bright-futures-galvano-20170830-story.html

 

State universities move toward more use of ebooks over textbooks

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-universities-ebooks-20170905-story.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+SentinelSchoolZone+%28Sentinel+School+Zone%29

 

Trump administration begins to undermine protections for sexual assault survivors

https://thinkprogress.org/trump-devos-campus-sexual-assault-d47f16ed611e/amp/

 

Former DeVry official hired to run federal enforcement unit

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/348503-former-devry-official-hired-to-run-education-dept-enforcement-unit?amp

https://thinkprogress.org/for-profit-college-hire-schmoke-37bd5d33dba8/amp/

 

Trump and DeVos fuel a for-profit college comeback

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/31/devos-trump-forprofit-college-education-242193

 

As UF maneuvers, white nationalists say they're coming to campus

http://www.tampabay.com/news/education/college/as-uf-maneuvers-white-nationalists-say-theyre-coming-to-campus/2336036

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170901/uf-willing-to-host-richard-spencer-at-later-date

 

“We don’t pretend this is over”: After Charlottesville, colleges expect trouble

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/we-dont-pretend-this-is-over-after-charlottesville-colleges-expect-trouble/2017/08/29/2d07de3e-8847-11e7-a50f-e0d4e6ec070a_story.html?utm_term=.83f30ab224dd

 

In wake of Charlottesville, UNC denies white nationalist’s request

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/grade-point/wp/2017/08/30/we-are-not-willing-to-risk-anyones-safety-in-wake-of-charlottesville-unc-denies-white-nationalists-request/?utm_term=.df695670f80b

 

Why this professor is wearing a bulletproof vest to class

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/04/why-this-professor-is-wearing-a-bulletproof-vest-to-class/

 

The debt trap: How the student loan industry betrays young Americans

https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/sep/06/us-student-debt-loans-navient-sallie-mae?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242557&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

State unemployment numbers are down, but workers aren't benefitting

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/workinglife/trigaux-state-of-working-florida-great--8212-if-youve-got-a-job-worth/2336123

http://wlrn.org/post/study-shows-florida-unemployment-numbers-are-down-workers-arent-benefitting

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/business/fl-bz-fiu-working-florida-report-20170829-story.html

 

"The time is now" for major wage hike, expansion of unions

http://www.cltampa.com/news-views/florida-news/article/20974470/opinion-the-time-is-now-for-major-wage-hike-expansion-of-unions

 

U.S., Florida need policy shift to recharge stagnant wages

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-florida-need-policy-shift-recharge-stagnant-wages/yd1vxC65LnsnVCEgxy70MM/

 

Celebrate the freedom to join together (by Mike Williams)
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/opinion/2017/09/03/opinion-celebrate-freedom-join-together/615519001/

 

Unions part of solution to economic discrimination, inequality

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-viewpoint-labor-unions-20170831-story.html

 

Let's celebrate unions' contributions on Labor Day

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/09/01/opinion-lets-celebrate-unions-contributions-labor-day/625499001/

 

Black women still earn less for the same work. No matter the job (William Spriggs quoted)

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article171113227.html

 

Big Bend union members feed the homeless (Sean Willett and Jack Fiorito mentioned)
http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/03/call-call-big-bend-union-members-feed-homeless/629808001/

 

Disney seeks federal mediator for union negotiations

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/tourism/os-bz-union-federal-mediator20170831-story.html

 

Hurricane Irma is now a killer storm as track targets state

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171696867.html

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-20170907-story.html

http://www.tampabay.com/news/weather/hurricanes/thursday-hurricane-irma-continues-easterly-track-after-devastating/2336566

http://weatherplus.blog.mypalmbeachpost.com/2017/09/07/hurricane-watches-warnings-expected-today-for-south-florida/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/hurricane-irma-caribbean.html?emc=edit_th_20170907&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/07/caribbean-reels-under-irmas-deadly-wrath-as-florida-nervously-tracks-monster-storm/?utm_term=.900709d652a1

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/this-could-be-the-big-one-again-massive-irma-slams-into-caribbean-hurtles-toward-florida/2017/09/06/7f7879ce-9348-11e7-aace-04b862b2b3f3_story.html?utm_term=.be702acf35ea

 

Some of the nation’s largest school systems shutting down for hurricane

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2017/09/05/some-of-the-nations-largest-school-systems-shutting-down-for-hurricane-irma/?utm_term=.7c4e5efd0b5d

http://www.fldoe.org/irma

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/heres-how-tampa-bay-area-schools-are-handling-hurricane-irma/2336302

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/gradebook/usf-system-announces-closings/2336493

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-hurricane-irma-osceola-schools-closed-20170906-story.html

 

Hurricane price gouging: Bondi rips “disgusting” $100 water charge

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/hurricane-irma-price-gouging-bondi-rips-disgusting-100-water-charge/mLWvGi8ojo8WYLWsEGaE8I/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Got $3,000? That’s what some airlines are charging to fly ahead of Irma

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article171497187.html#storylink=cpyhttp://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/article171497187.html

 

Scott warns Florida residents to “get out quickly” if told to go

http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2017/09/06/scott-warns-florida-residents-to-get-out-quickly-if-told-to-go-114311

 

Millions fleeing storm could bring highways to halt

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/weather/hurricanes/hurricane-irma-millions-fleeing-storm-could-bring-highways-halt/RxsjhQ5hDyhhaBEdVLrAuM/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

 

Gas prices likely to remain high as Floridians face hurricane

http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/gas-prices-likely-to-remain-high-as-floridians-face-hurricane-irma/2336266

 

FPL warns of “prolonged outages” from hurricane

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171356397.html

 

FEMA is almost out of money as hurricane threatens state, source says

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170905/fema-is-almost-out-of-money-as-hurricane-threatens-florida-source-says

 

Hurricane track could impact vulnerable state bridges with surge, wind

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-track-could-impact-vulnerable-florida-bridges-surge-wind/636694001/

 

Sheriff: Polk deputies will be checking IDs at storm shelters

http://www.theledger.com/news/20170906/judd-polk-deputies-will-be-checking-ids-at-storm-shelters

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/09/07/irma-fla-sheriff-threatens-jail-for-anyone-with-outstanding-warrants-seeking-shelter/?utm_term=.720bbbffeb86

 

Two South Florida nuclear power plants lie in storm’s path. Are they ready?

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/weather/hurricane/article171542692.html

 

Irma could harm state crops, especially sugar cane and citrus

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/business/irma-could-harm-florida-crops-especially-sugar-cane-and-citrus/55iwSXRl6sxnEVQ7vWfyHN/

 

Nelson and Rubio want Irma money added to Harvey disaster relief spending

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/06/nelson-and-rubio-want-irma-money-added-to-harvey-disaster-relief-spending/

 

Rubio voted against Sandy aid in 2013. Now he wants money for Irma.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article171631047.html

 

Most Florida flood zone property not insured

http://www.gainesville.com/news/20170907/ap-exclusive-most-florida-flood-zone-property-not-insured

 

Florida big contributor to flood program shortfall

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/2017/09/02/florida-big-contributor-flood-program-shortfall/105231424/

 

Former FEMA chief Fugate argues against rebuilding in flood zones without changes

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/government/2017/09/04/former-fema-chief-craig-fugate-argues-against-rebuilding-flood-zones-without-changes/625454001/

 

Emergency agency replaces fired employee with former high-dollar consultant

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/31/emergency-agency-replaces-fired-employee-high-dollar-consultant/620361001/

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/08/31/state-fires-two-after-missing-fema-deadline-help-hurricane-matthew/619964001/

 

Legislature cancels committee weeks due to Irma

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/09/06/legislature-cancels-committee-weeks-due-to-irma/

http://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2017/09/06/legislative-committee-week-meetings-canceled-due-irma/639373001/

 

Corcoran pledges to stay “on offense” during 2018 legislative session

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170905/corcoran-pledges-to-stay-on-offense-during-2018-legislative-session

 

Koch brothers cheer Corcoran's plan to give corporations more political power

http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/kochs-cheer-richard-corcoran-plan-to-kill-florida-public-election-funding-law-9628532

 

Note to commission: Empower people, not politicians

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-editorial-constitution-20170830-story.html

 

Restore voting rights to some ex-felons

http://jacksonville.com/opinion/editorials/2017-09-04/tuesday-editorial-restore-voting-rights-some-ex-felons

 

Plan to end state campaign financing draws criticism

http://www.baynews9.com/content/news/baynews9/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/8/29/plan_to_end_florida_.html

 

Study: State has work to do on public health preparedness

http://health.wusf.usf.edu/post/study-florida-has-work-do-public-health-preparedness#stream/0

 

State Zika funds went to partner of Ann Scott’s aerial spray businesses

http://www.floridabulldog.org/2017/09/florida-zika-emergency-funds-went-to-partner-of-ann-scott-spray-businesses/?mc_cid=8d2a280881&mc_eid=f533e4f192

 

Visit Florida can't help itself

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-visit-florida-cant-help-itself/2335987

 

Scott denounces bonuses for state's tourism, jobs agencies

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/state-politics/article170575122.html

 

To represent state in U.S. Capitol, pick educator Bethune

http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/opinion/editorial-represent-florida-capitol-pick-educator-bethune/J01KaPgekNeA67yhvgYroO/?ecmp=newspaper_email&

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article170208847.html

 

No-bid contracts are a bad idea. Just ask the state Senate.

http://www.tampabay.com/florida-politics/buzz/2017/08/30/no-bid-contracts-are-a-bad-idea-just-ask-the-florida-senate/

https://apnews.com/8e01eafe0d514bbb811ee1079af5e834

 

Water management district emails show U.S. Sugar Corp. lobbyist's influence

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/investigations/2017/08/30/u-s-sugar-lobbyist-influence-over-florida-water-pollution-rules/464671001/

 

Labor union approval best since 2003, at 61 percent

http://www.gallup.com/poll/217331/labor-union-approval-best-2003.aspx

http://www.tampabay.com/news/business/republicans-suddenly-seem-to-like-unions-again/2336241

 

Labor movement faces challenges amid growing public support for unions (Richard Trumka quoted)
http://wlrn.org/post/labor-movement-faces-challenges-amid-growing-public-support-unions

 

The Trump administration’s ongoing attack on workers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/30/the-trump-administrations-ongoing-attack-on-workers/?utm_term=.c5ab4a9c0b8b

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/opinion/sunday/is-trump-really-pro-worker.html

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/04/trump-american-workers-first-lied-labo?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242294&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Trump shifts labor policy focus from worker to entrepreneur

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/03/business/economy/trump-labor-policy.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170903&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

American workers will catch on to Trump’s con

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/american-workers-will-catch-on-to-trumps-con/2017/09/03/21d68348-90e0-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?utm_term=.77091f07ab32

 

Trump told workers the system is rigged. Now he’s showing them just how much.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2017/09/04/trump-told-workers-that-the-system-is-rigged-now-hes-showing-them-just-how-much/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.402064029619

 

Why all Americans need strong labor unions

http://www.newsweek.com/why-all-americans-need-strong-labor-unions-656415

 

Workers facing familiar challenges this Labor Day

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-workers-facing-familiar-challenges-this-labor-day/2335989

 

The right to organize at work deserves constitutional protection

https://www.vox.com/the-big-idea/2017/9/1/16240036/labor-day-constitution-free-speech-unionization

 

Fast-food workers go on strike in Florida and across the country on Labor Day

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/orange/os-labor-day-strike-minium-wage-20170831-story.html

http://saintpetersblog.com/fast-food-workers-go-strike-tampa-across-country-labor-day/

http://www.mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/article.html/content/news/articles/cfn/2017/9/4/_fight_for_15_takes_.html

http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/protests-underway-for-15-an-hour-wages-in-ybor-city

https://apnews.com/a09380406fb2472ebe5df935014fe9af?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=AP

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/348968-labor-day-protests-to-target-lawmakers-in-midwestern?amp

 

McDonald's worker: Why I’m fighting for union rights on Labor Day

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion/os-ed-im-joining-union-on-labor-day-my-word-20170831-story.html

 

The labor movement fought for civil rights before. We will do it again

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/04/labor-movement-civil-rights-seiu?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242294&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

These dockworkers just showed the labor movement how to shut down fascists

http://www.salon.com/2017/09/02/these-dockworkers-just-showed-the-labor-movement-how-to-shut-down-fascists_partner/?utm_content=inf_84_3115_2&utm_source=SocialEdge&utm_campaign=influencer&tse_id=INF_d2444b208ff511e7a7253d7eefa2109b

 

The millennial who’s trying to save the labor movement with a Facebook for unions

https://www.fastcompany.com/40461691/meet-the-millennial-whos-trying-to-save-the-labor-movement-with-a-facebook-for-unions

 

A new type of labor law for a new type of worker

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/opinion/labor-laws-workers.html?emc=edit_th_20170904&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

It’s time to balance the power between workers and employers

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lawrence-summers-its-time-to-balance-the-power-between-workers-and-employers/2017/09/03/b1c9714e-901e-11e7-8df5-c2e5cf46c1e2_story.html?utm_term=.8d961380259f

 

I criticized Google. It got me fired. That’s how corporate power works.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/posteverything/wp/2017/08/31/i-criticized-google-it-got-me-fired-thats-how-corporate-power-works/?utm_term=.c451c09c4070

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/02/corporate-america-silenced-researchers-before-google-barry-lynn?utm_source=esp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=GU+Today+USA+-+Collections+2017&utm_term=242161&subid=7590566&CMP=GT_US_collection

 

Who started Labor Day? The bloody and confusing history of an American holiday.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/09/04/who-started-labor-day-the-bloody-and-confusing-history-of-an-american-holiday/?utm_term=.25d4a016ad62

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/nationworld/ct-labor-day-history-20170903-story.html

 

Rightwing alliance plots assault to “defund and defang” unions

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/30/rightwing-alliance-unions-defund-defang

 

Trump halting equal pay measure “blatant attack on women,” activists say

https://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2017/08/30/trump-halting-equal-pay-measure-a-blatant-attack-on-women-activists-say/#41aa35c5395b

 

The quiet comeback of the middle class

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-quiet-comeback-of-the-middle-class/2017/09/03/02075778-8f36-11e7-91d5-ab4e4bb76a3a_story.html?utm_term=.679c173e8ebb

 

Canada demands U.S. end “right to work” laws as part of NAFTA talks

https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/canada-demands-us-end-right-to-work-laws-as-part-of-nafta-talks/article36160015/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/business/economy/nafta-negotations.html?emc=edit_th_20170906&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

 

It’s a myth that corporate tax cuts mean more jobs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/opinion/corporate-tax-cuts-jobs.html?emc=edit_th_20170830&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/30/trump-says-a-corporate-tax-cut-would-create-more-jobs-economists-arent-so-sure/?utm_term=.201950925c1e

 

With his tax effort in peril, Trump to push Congress for swift action

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/30/with-his-tax-effort-in-peril-trump-to-push-congress-for-swift-action/?utm_term=.a896007e1805

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/29/trump-tax-overhaul-populism-242134

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/22/trumps-team-and-lawmakers-making-strides-on-tax-reform-plan-241873

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/05/opinion/trump-tax-policy.html?emc=edit_tnt_20170905&nlid=3179832&tntemail0=y

 

The false promises in Trump’s tax plan

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/02/opinion/sunday/trump-republicans-tax-reform.html?emc=edit_th_20170903&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=3179832

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-tax-reform-pitch-is-entirely-divorced-from-reality/2017/09/05/1beb70fe-91aa-11e7-8754-d478688d23b4_story.html?utm_term=.b712066872ea

 

The looming fight over “tax reform,” explained

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/9/5/16223796/tax-reform-explained

 

Trump says the U.S. has the highest corporate tax rate in the world. He's wrong.

https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/policy-and-politics/2017/8/31/16228766/trump-us-corporate-business-tax-reform-world

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/09/05/trump-corporate-tax-rate-cut-242354

 

Cohn is getting it all wrong on taxes

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/09/05/lawrence-summers-cohn-is-getting-it-all-wrong-on-taxes/?utm_term=.3c17d454ff33

 

In North Dakota, Trump repeats call for rewrite of tax code

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/us/politics/trump-north-dakota-tax-code.html?emc=edit_cn_20170907&nl=first-draft&nl_art=&nlid=3179832&ref=headline&te=1

 

For tax reform lessons, Congress needn’t look far

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