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  • Timeout needed on high-stakes tests

     Timeout needed on high-stakes tests
    You know the frustration surrounding the high-stakes testing of public school children. What started as a test to assess student performance has morphed into a bludgeon that punishes families, teachers and school districts. Add in the botched...
  • Our takeaways from Florida's primary election

      Our takeaways from Florida's primary election
    The surprises in Tuesday's primary election didn't happen near the top of the ballot. Everyone knew former Gov. Charlie Crist would defeat former state Sen. Nan Rich and emerge as the Democratic nominee for governor. Though Crist grew up a Republican,...
  • Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers

     Big Sugar bags Florida's top lawmakers
    On the tab of Big Sugar, clues show Florida's governor, agriculture commissioner and an array of past, current and future state House speakers have quietly traveled to Texas to hunt at King Ranch. The lawmakers might have bagged some critters. But it...
  • UC tuition hike earns a failing grade

    UC tuition hike earns a failing grade
    It's just common sense: If you're trying to grab more money from university students and their parents, you should not be dramatically raising the pay of top brass. That's just dumb PR, losing politics and really bad policy. Don't ask the kids and...
  • Vote today: Your voice matters

     Vote today: Your voice matters
    Today is your chance to be heard. Today is Primary Election Day, when Democrats and Republicans choose their nominees for county, state and federal races. Also, voters of all stripes — including those with no stripes at all — will decide who...
  • Charter school owners receive too many chances

    Charter school owners receive too many chances
    Why do we let charter school owners get away with so much? Private charter schools are funded by taxpayers, yet Florida law does not require their operators and key staff to undergo background checks — financial or criminal. And unlike traditional...
  • Rauner puts another $1.5 million into Illinois governor campaign

    Rauner puts another $1.5 million into Illinois governor campaign
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has added another $1.5 million in personal funds to his campaign to replace Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn, bringing his out-of-pocket contributions to nearly $12.6 million, state election records showed today....
  • DMV Mobile App Available For Connecticut Drivers

    A new mobile app will allow Connecticut residents to see the wait times are at Department of Motor Vehicle locations and answer practice questions from the state's driving test, the governor's office announced Friday. The app, called DMV Mobile, is free...
  • Negative ads undermine trust in leaders

    Negative ads undermine trust in leaders
    Florida voters don't trust Gov. Rick Scott very much. They feel the same queasiness about challenger Charlie Crist. There are at least two plausible explanations for the dismal showing. It could be the consequence of negative ads that bombard voters...
  • The 'war on women' is real, and women are fighting back

    The 'war on women' is real, and women are fighting back
    To the editor: For opinion page demagoguery, it's tough to top Jonah Goldberg. He rattles off cherry-picked facts and half-truths, leavened with cheap one-liners, in his effort to downplay the war on women. Problem is, Goldberg ignores crucial battles...
  • Foley Must Pick Issues Carefully, Be Likable

    Foley Must Pick Issues Carefully, Be Likable
    Going into Thursday's debate, Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley holds the decidedly unglamorous position of being the only viable alternative to an unpopular incumbent, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Followers of the gubernatorial race (along with...