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House Education Policy Committee chairman tells FEA: Stop playing politics

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December

State Rep. John Legg, chairman of the Florida House Education Policy Committee, has issued a statement blasting the Florida Education Association's posture against joining in the Obama Administration's Race to the Top program.

“I call upon the FEA and the teacher’s union to stop defending the status quo, put aside their own political agenda and focus on the future of our students, our state and our country," Legg, a Pasco County Republican, wrote. "Furthermore, I encourage the Florida House Democrats to join Florida House Republicans in supporting President Obama’s Race to the Top initiative. There is no reason they should be held hostage by the teachers union when our children’s education is at stake."

So far, more Florida school districts have signaled their plan to participate than not as the Friday deadline for letters of intent nears. Among them are Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hernando and Pasco. To see the list, read on.

Sumter 
Clay 
Leon 
Hendry
Bay 
Jefferson
Martin 
Columbia 
Dade 
Gulf 
Levy 
Glades
Liberty 
Monroe 
Wakulla 
Jackson 
Walton 
Dixie 
Hillsborough 
Hamilton 
St. Lucie 
Brevard 
Lee 
Pinellas 
Polk 
Duval 
Osceola
Indian River
Taylor 
Marion 
Okaloosa
Highlands
Pasco 
Union 
Charlotte
Gadsden 
FSU Lab 
Putnam 
Hernando
Calhoun 
Santa Rosa
Hardee
Volusia

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:45am]

    

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