Friday, October 14, 2016

Right Wing Calhoun County, Florida

Calhoun County is a little rural county in Florida’s panhandle. It’s closer to Alabama than to Miami – and its citizens vote like Alabama. It’s two-thirds white and two-thirds of its votes went to Florida’s right-wing GOP governor in 2014. But on Oct. 4, the teachers in Calhoun County’s school system made history: They voted union, with theNational Education Association.  the NEA had to run an undercover campaign to organize them. That’s because Rick Scott, had convinced the overwhelmingly Republican state legislature, five years ago, to eliminate tenure. Say “the ‘u’ word” and you might be out of a job in an area like 
Calhoun County. here

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