Florida education news: Tea Party camp, teacher resignation, more budget woes
TEA PARTY SUMMER CAMP: The Tampa 912 Project plans a week long seminar to introduce kids ages 8 to 12 to principles that include "America is good," and "I believe in God."
THE RUNNER AND THE CHAIR: An exceptional education teacher in Hernando County resigns after admitting she placed a pre-kindergarten student in a chair with a Velcro strap and wrapped tape around the buckle to keep him from running away.
DEEPER PAIN IN MANATEE: School employees in Manatee County could see an even bigger hit to their take home pay now that the School Board is pushing for $16 million in cuts, the Sarasota Herald Tribune reports.
FINDING THEIR WAY: The Osceola School District struggles to find stability in the wake of a superintendent resignation and continued disharmony on the School Board, the Orlando Sentinel reports.
COUNTER OFFER: The union in Palm Beach County floats a proposal that would give teachers a $500 raise and no unpaid furlough days next year, the Palm Beach Post reports.