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Parent trigger debate goes late, gets heated



The Florida Senate debated a flurry of amendments to the so-called parent trigger bill late Thursday, ratcheting up the drama ahead of today's debate on the bill itself and the expected vote. Opponents, including Sen. Paula Dockery, R-Lakeland, say they are confident they have the votes to kill the bill that would allow parents at low-performing schools to choose a turnaround strategy for the school, including a petition to convert to charter.

Read more about the two amendments that passed and others that didn't in this report from The Buzz.

[Last modified: Friday, March 9, 2012 2:00am]


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