|Parent Trigger fails in Florida Senate vote.|
“This was a victory for true parent empowerment. By working together with my colleagues in PAA and other grassroots parent groups, including Save Duval Schools, 50th No More, the Florida state PTA, Fund Education Now, and Testing is Not Teaching, we managed to beat the richly-funded corporate reformers.” -- Parents Across America hails defeat of Florida’s Parent Trigger billArthenia Joyner, Tampa Democrat
"With every fiber of my being, I will fight to see that my schools will not be taken over by private enterprise." -- HuffingtonAndy Ford, FEA President
"Gov. (Rick) Scott and the Florida Legislature have done more to unify the Florida labor movement in the state of Florida than anybody else could have ever done.'' -- Bradenton HeraldJulia Preston, N.Y. Times
In a bright hall next door to the law enforcement conclave, dozens of technology vendors were offering the latest military-style tools to make the border even more secure. Contractors large and small displayed radar devices that can see through walls, thermal imaging cameras mounted on mobile masts that retract in seconds and unmanned droneboats to scout rivers too perilous for human navigation. -- "Immigration Decreases, but Tensions Remain High"