The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

How Florida Fails To Prepare Students For College

 

On the Florida Roundup:  Florida has its new Education Commissioner, former Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett.  We’ll learn why Jeb Bush fans are thrilled and the teachers unions are not. NPR’s StateImpact Florida reporter Sarah Gonzalez will tell us why many of Florida’s high school graduates are not ready for college work.  And we hear from you on Florida’s growing need for remedial education and what the purpose of high school should be.  Tweet us @WLRN.  

Friday is deadline day for Florida to declare whether it will set-up its own healthcare exchange under Obamacare.  But state leaders remain ambivalent about the plan.  What happens if they don’t move forward?

Many high school graduates in Florida are finding that they are not ready for college-level work.
Credit j.s. clark

Thousands of voters who sent in absentee ballots are receiving news that their ballots were rejected.  Florida’s Secretary of State tours South Florida counties to find out why so many things went wrong this election cycle.  Miami Dade and Broward county election supervisors want more flexibility over early voting hours and sites. 

The 2014 governor race has begun - Charlie Crist switches teams, officially becoming a Democrat.  We find out why state Democrats are less enthused than the national party.  

Host Phil Latzman speaks with journalists Tim Padgett of Time Magazine, Steve Rothaus of the Miami Herald and Ashley Lopez of WLRN-Miami Herald News to review the week’s news.  WLRN's social media editor Danny Rivero curates the online discussion.  

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