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Will Florida's reaction follow Wisconsin's?



Opposition is heating up statewide as the Florida Legislature closes in on monumental changes to the teaching profession. On popular blogs, some teachers are even pushing for Florida to follow Wisconsin, where tens of thousands of protesters have descended on the state Capitol.

If some of the current legislative proposals don't change, "Do I believe public employees will descend on Tallahassee? Yes," Kim Black, president of the Pinellas teachers union, told The Gradebook. "It could be a hurricane, we just don't know what category yet. People are organizing." Read more here.

[Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 9:10am]


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