Posts Tagged ‘ Education ’

House Dem Leader Ron Saunders in Support of Lawsuit Against Florida Retirement Changes

June 20, 2011
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House Dem Leader Ron Saunders in Support of Lawsuit Against Florida Retirement Changes

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida House Democratic Leader Ron Saunders (D-Key West) issued the following statement in support of a lawsuit filed today against Florida Governor Rick Scott and other defendants regarding Florida’s pension laws. “I applaud the Florida Education Association for bringing a legal challenge to stop the 3-percent income tax on teachers, school employees, police officers, firefighters, and other workers that has been imposed by Republican legislative leaders and Governor Scott. “Florida House Democratic Caucus members fought this unconstitutional attempt to balance the state budget on the backs of our public servants. I am pleased to see the...

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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

June 20, 2011
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Rep. Bullard Speaks Out in Support of Lawsuit Filed by FEA

Miami, FL – Florida State Representative Dwight Bullard (D-Miami) issued the following statement in support of a lawsuit filed today by Florida Education Association (FEA) against Florida Governor Rick Scott and other defendants regarding Florida’s pension laws. “I applaud the actions taken today by the Florida Education Association in bringing a lawsuit against the State of Florida. Republican leadership’s attempt to disregard teachers and the middle class by rendering a contractual agreement with state employees null and void violates Florida’s constitution. We cannot balance our budget on broken promises. The state of Florida has a contractual obligation with all...

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Volunteer: June Back-To-School Book Bag Drive

May 31, 2011
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Volunteer: June Back-To-School Book Bag Drive

2nd Annual Back-To-School Book Bag Drive benefiting the Overtown Youth Center, a program of Alonzo Mourning Charities We need your help! The Overtown Youth Center, a division of Alonzo Mourning Charities, is conducting a school supply drive for its more than 250 participating students, and for an additional 250 students in the Overtown area. Last year, we collected over 100 book bags and several hundred dollars’ worth of supplies, donated by the Miami Dade Young Democrats and friends. How Can I Help? Contribute backpacks, supplies, gift certificates or financial donations. Deadline is July 20th. Where Do I Drop Off? The Miami-Dade...

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Senate Democrat Leader Nan Rich On Rejection of Republican Senate

April 7, 2011
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STATEMENT BY SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER NAN RICH ON REJECTION OF REPUBLICAN SENATE BUDGET TALLAHASSEE – April 7, 2011 – Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich (D-Weston) released the following statement on Thursday following her ‘no’ vote on the Senate 2011-2012 budget: “The Republican spending plan passed by the Senate today further underscores the disconnect between Tallahassee and the people of Florida. I cannot support a budget balanced on the backs of Florida’s middle class and our public servants. “The hand we were dealt pitted health care against school children, public safety against nursing homes, universities against libraries. In closing a $3.8...

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SB 736/HB 7019 – This year’s version of SB 6

February 28, 2011
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SB 736/HB 7019 – This year’s version of SB 6

A modified version of last year's SB 6, this legislation is another misguided effort at reform. It will lead to our classrooms becoming little more than test-prep centers where our children aren't taught to think, just to pass a test. Help us to spread the word and defeat this bill!

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Investing In Our Future: Education Reform

February 14, 2011
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Investing In Our Future: Education Reform

                       Miami-Dade Young Democrats    Present Education Policy Discussion Speakers  Vance Aloupis, Statewide Coordinator, The Children’s Movement of Florida  Karen Aronowitz, President, United Teachers of Dade (UTD) Charmaine DeFrancesco, Ph.D. Chairperson – Department of Teaching & Learning Associate Professor, College of Education & Honors College Fellow, Florida International University Areto Imoukhuede, Assistant Professor of Law, Nova Southeastern University Join us on Tuesday, February 22, 2011,  6:30 pm, at Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant, 1201 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.  Admission is FREE and open to all. RSVP to: info@mdyoungdems.com. Engaging...

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Speaking Up For Public Education

February 13, 2011
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Speaking Up For Public Education

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Breaking News: President Obama Signs Historic Health Care and Education Legislation

March 30, 2010
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President Obama Signs Historic Health Care and Education Legislation Legislation will end government subsidies to banks for guaranteed federal student loans and free nearly $68 billion for college affordability and deficit reduction WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Obama signed the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, which delivered a significant down payment on the President’s ambitious agenda to make higher education more affordable and help more Americans earn a college degree. This legislation strengthens the Pell Grant program, invests in community colleges, extends support for Historically Black Colleges and other Minority Serving Institutions, and helps student borrowers...

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