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Do tigers eat vouchers?



Doug Tuthill, the former Pinellas teachers union president who’s now Mr. Voucher (he’s the new head of the Florida School Choice Fund), will take his case to the Suncoast Tiger Bay Club next week.

Here’s what the club’s promo says: “Has Doug Tuthill gone bonkers? Has he sold his soul to the devil? How could the former president of the Pinellas County Teachers Union and former voucher critic now be heading the organization raising money for the state’s $118 million corporate tax-credit voucher program? … Is it as simple as one critic of Tuthill says, that it is ‘amazing how a fat paycheck can change your tune?’ What has caused this ‘born again’ experience?” To read more about Tuthill's hiring, see this St. Petersburg Times story here.

The event is Wednesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. It’s open to the public, $20 for members, $25 for non-members. For more information call (727) 822-0611 or email

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:03am]


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