Monday, 20 July 2020 22:29

Episode 173: Speaking Out

THE ROTUNDA – A protester at a recent news conference who shouted and called for the resignation of Governor Ron DeSantis over his handling of the pandemic says he would do it again. Gomes talks with Thomas Kennedy, a longtime Miami-Dade advocate for undocumented immigrants, about his vocal opposition.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - For the fifth time in 24 years, Florida is changing its education standards - this time away from Common Core. But some educators say a complete overhaul is unnecessary. In January, Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to ditch Common Core, a set of academic standards in mathematics, arts and literacy that outline what students should know at the end of each grade. Some parents argue the guidelines are too rigid and require too much testing for students.
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Monday, 13 November 2017 00:00

Episode 127: Open Government

THE ROTUNDA - As officials in Tallahassee and the legislature find themselves marred in controversy, Barbara Petersen, president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Tallahassee-based public record, and open meetings watchdog, explains new ways the public can hold government officials accountable for their actions. Gomes also talks with Florida Society of Association Executives president Frank Rudd about an industry study showing Florida associations having a $3.7 billion impact in the state. Plus, Gomes talks with Neil Ridley with Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and Rod Duckworth with the Florida Department of Education's Division of Career and Adult Education their latest jobs report. The study’s findings show the number of jobs that pay well without requiring a bachelor's degree is growing in Florida and around the country. 
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