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'Morning Joe' on MSNBC brings education discussion to Tampa



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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough brought an odd sight to Tampa this morning, taking over Alexander Elementary School for a three-hour talk on education issues for his a.m. show Morning Joe. The biggest portion of his show, concluded just a few minutes ago, was an all-star panel convened to discuss education issues. And it didn't feature a single professional educator.

Instead, former Pensacola-area Congressman Scarborough talked with activist Al Sharpton, singer/advocate John Legend, Los Angeles Urban League head Blair Taylor, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and co-host Mike Barnicle. What was most striking, in fact, was the lack of local voices on the broadcast. Area education notables, including the Hillsborough County schools superintendent, the Florida teacher of the year and the chairwoman of Hillsborough County's school board sat in the audience's front row, little more than smiling props brought in to watch the discussion.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:55am]


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