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Bad textbook bill clears a hurdle

The bad instructional materials bill currently before the Florida House (HB 827 — see our issues page about it) cleared its first hurdle, getting a favorable vote at the PreK-12 Quality Subcommittee meeting yesterday. From the Tampa Bay Times story, … Continue reading

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The Florida House’s bad textbook bill now has a Senate companion

Florida House Bill 827 (Instructional Materials), filed in November by Rep. Byron Donalds in preparation for the 2018 state legislative session proposes changes to several of our laws that govern the review and selection of instructional materials used in our … Continue reading

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We’ve modernized!

The Florida Citizens for Science website is now upgraded. It looks much better than the old design we’ve had for several years and it’s more user friendly. Of special note is the new “Issues” section that connects you directly to … Continue reading

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Let’s have a “factual, objective conversation”

I encourage you to comb through the letters to the editor in your local newspaper from the past week. The creationist and climate change denying group Florida Citizens’ Alliance has been encouraging their members to respond to the Associated Press … Continue reading

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News Roundup 12/10/17

Orlando Sentinel columnist Scott Maxwell wrote a piece about the new instructional materials bill we have in Florida as well as the pre-filed bill that’s waiting for the next legislative session: Book-banning — a crusade for Florida’s simplest minds. And … Continue reading

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News Roundup 12/3/17

Here’s a quick roundup of events and news from the past few days … Textbooks A couple of newspaper columnists seized on the news article produced by the Associated Press recently (I wrote about it in my previous post Teaching that … Continue reading

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It can’t be done without you … updated

What can you do? How can you help? How can you make a difference? I’m getting a lot of inquiries from folks wanting direction. They have the interest and the desire to pitch in but they’re not sure where to … Continue reading

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Here’s an opportunity to sound off!

Last week I told you about the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, charged with making recommendations for ways our state constitution can be revised. I pointed out that one suggestion filed by the commissions was this: 4. Deleting language barring state … Continue reading

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