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Teacher Voice - Episode 11

If nothing else, I am a persistent person. When I get an idea in my head or set a specific goal, I can become doggedly determined until I accomplish what I set out to do. 155 more words

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Reflections on WTC

This past week I joined in solidarity with the vast majority of teachers in Hillsborough County Public Schools who chose to “work to contract.” For all five days we arrived to work at our appointed time and left when our day was over. 577 more words

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Teacher Voice - Episode 9

This week’s special guest on the podcast is Stephanie Baxter-Jenkins, the Executive Director and Chief Negotiator for the Hillsborough Classroom Teacher Association. We had an engaging discussion about the state of affairs for public education in Florida, our current situation regarding bargaining here in HCPS, as well as how parents and the community at large can step up to help advocate for those who serve our students on a daily basis. 54 more words

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The Hillsborough Legislative Delegation

Today I had the opportunity to address the entire Hillsborough Legislative Delegation (minus a few members). I am grateful for their patience and attentional stamina considering they sat there for six hours and listened to local elected officials and well over one hundred constituents covering numerous topics. 562 more words

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Friday Five - Episode 13 - 10/27/17

Today’s Friday Five is a mini-rant about the absurd position proffered by Governor Rick Scott at a teacher round-table recently. In essence, he blamed “the system” on why teacher salaries are so low here in the Sunshine State. 100 more words

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Time to Be P.C.!

Tomorrow will be an important day for Hillsborough County Public Schools. Our school board will be holding two independent workshops discussing both the ramifications of HB7069 and whether or not the district will join the growing list of plaintiffs who have banded together in solidarity to tell the Florida Legislature that this law will not be tolerated. 731 more words

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