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Retired teacher in Florida. The corporate reform of education is not working. Will we admit it in time to save our schools?

Groups: Social Security Defenders, What's for Dinner, Cranky Users, Progressive Policy Zone, Teachers Lounge, The Amateur Left, DKos Florida, In Support of Labor and Unions, Pushing back at the Grand Bargain, North & Central Florida Kossacks, Florida Georgia Line Kossacks

Home Page: https://twitter.com/#!/madfloridian

Diaries published: 196 (43 days since last diary on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 01:35 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 2079 (43 days since last comment on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 02:23 PM PDT)

Diary frequency: often

Comment frequency: frequent

Total Recommends: 5997

Total Comment Ratings: 3788

Most Recommended Diary: What they don't tell you about FL sinkholes. In 2010 growers pumped a billion gallons a day, 158 comments, 380 recommends

People Following floridagal: 45

floridagal's Most Recent Diaries:

We could see this coming. Sometimes you just have to laugh. Awkward: Watch as Florida lawmaker mocks Rick Scott official for refusing to say ‘climate change’ A smiling Florida state ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 5 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2015 at 01:35 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
The Miami Herald's Fred Grimm said it very well the last week. Fred Grimm: Florida flunked the tests and failed the kids Imagine a 10th grade kid coming into class on test day, already ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Mar 17, 2015 at 07:54 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
I think he describes well what is happening and why. Two-Tier School System Working? Charter, magnet and private schools are able to choose their students. Though any student is welcome to apply ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Feb 10, 2015 at 08:53 PM PST with 15 Recommends
This is an important story from Katha Pollitt at The Nation in 2009. She followed the story of those who were so influential in getting our country involved in the use of torture. Better Living ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Dec 10, 2014 at 10:30 PM PST with 13 Recommends
He has a great history of caring. His work continued after the death of his wife. Here is some of the history of his group he calls Love Thy Neighbor In 1991, Arnold P. Abbott created Love Thy ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 16 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 12:47 PM PST with 26 Recommends
From the Tampa Bay Times. A Luddite laments a bookless library for Florida Poly f you have ever spent time at the library, in the cool quiet with the dusty-clean smell of ...
by floridagal
Comment Count 43 comments on Sat Aug 30, 2014 at 06:57 PM PDT with 10 Recommends

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