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From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

Legislature's school plans incite educators



TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Senate voted to put class-size limits back on the ballot Thursday, while across the Capitol, security guards rushed to protect lawmakers from a hostile crowd after House Republicans rammed through a bill that would tie teacher pay to test scores.

It was a chaotic finish to three days of lengthy policy debate that saw the passage of a tide of controversial education bills that could dramatically transform Florida's public schools.

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[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:24am]


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