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PolitiFact rules Florida Chamber’s claim that education proposals won’t cut teacher pay mostly true

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From PolitiFact Florida: As the debate over proposed education reforms continues to ratchet up in Tallahassee, groups on both sides are taking to the airwaves. Groups supporting and opposing SB 6 and HB 7189, the Senate and House education bills, recently launched television spots to bolster their arguments. The Florida Chamber of Commerce, a main proponent of Republican-led legislation, is running 30-second advertisement that blames “Tallahassee union lobbyists” for misleading citizens about the education proposals. “Tallahassee union lobbyists have been…

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PolitiFact rules Florida Chamber’s claim that education proposals won’t cut teacher pay mostly true

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From PolitiFact Florida: As the debate over proposed education reforms continues to ratchet up in Tallahassee, groups on both sides are taking to the airwaves. Groups supporting and opposing SB 6 and HB 7189, the Senate and House education bills, recently launched television spots to bolster their arguments. The Florida Chamber of Commerce, a main proponent of Republican-led legislation, is running 30-second advertisement that blames “Tallahassee union lobbyists” for misleading citizens about the education proposals. “Tallahassee union lobbyists have been…

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PolitiFact rules Charlie Crist on Florida’s graduation rate ‘Mostly True’

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  During his State of the State address, Gov. Charlie Crist took time to point out things that have gone well under his watch. One bold claim: “Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been.” Politifact put his statement under a microscope and found it mostly true: “Under the 1998 rubric, Florida’s graduation rate has steadily increased every year, except for a dip in 2005-06. It rose from 60.2 percent to 78.6 percent in 2008-09 — the highest under…

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PolitiFact rules Charlie Crist on Florida’s graduation rate ‘Mostly True’

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During his State of the State address, Gov. Charlie Crist took time to point out things that have gone well under his watch. One bold claim: “Our graduation rate is the highest it’s ever been.” Politifact put his statement under a microscope and found it mostly true: “Under the 1998 rubric, Florida’s graduation rate has steadily increased every year, except for a dip in 2005-06. It rose from 60.2 percent to 78.6 percent in 2008-09 — the highest under that…

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