Today on Context Florida: Daniel Tilson examines the “shell game” of the State Legislature’s Work Plan Florida 2014, a cleverly worded effort by Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford that prioritizes special interests over those of working and retired Floridians.
Florida is not usually seen as an early adopter, but Gary Stein notes that there is one issue where key legislators are working to stay in the forefront — medical marijuana.
Is anyone in Tallahassee smarter than a fifth grader, Shannon Nickinson asks. It doesn’t seem so after Rick Scott put the brakes on the adaptation of Common Core educational standards.
America has somewhat lost its status as a “land of opportunity,” says Erin O’Flaherty, where discrimination is widespread — by nationality, gender, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age, political views and social status. Diversity is not fully accepted in society, as it should be.