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Today on Context Florida: School inequity, the working disabled, boss phishing and political posturing

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Today on Context Florida: Julie Delegal discusses school inequity in Florida, which is getting serious scrutiny on several fronts. Now is the time to take a good look at whether the changes we’ve endured — mass privatization, real-dollar funding decreases, high-stakes testing, and loss of local school board authority — gets us closer to carrying out our constitutional duty to our children. Meanwhile, the Legislature has all but completed its power-grab from local school districts with a new, inter-district, open-enrollment scheme,…

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Today on Context Florida: Watched pots, cyber crime, gun violence and public notices

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Today on Context Florida: “A watched pot never boils,” says Ed Moore, something heard many times before. We all know it more aptly reflects impatience rather than subjective reality. Of course, Moore points out, a pot will boil if the heat is turned high enough. Watching the news this week from Oregon, the image of a simmering pot about to boil came to mind. At what point do we become aware that our collective pot is already a bubbling cauldron of…

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