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Fri December 21, 2012

NEWSCAST: More On Race-Based School Goals; Puerto Rican Architects Rebuild Port-au-Prince Cathedral

Poll says Floridians are against many school initiatives Gov. Scott is pushing.
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A survey by Quinnipiac University finds voters are "dead-set" against a series of proposed school reforms by Gov. Rick Scott.

The worst offender is a plan to set different achievement goals for students based on their race. 71 percent of those surveyed think it's a bad idea, with just 7 percent saying they like it.

Most respondents don't like a proposal to charge lower tuition for freshmen and sophomores than for upperclassmen. And they also don't think liberal arts majors should have to pay higher tuition than students who major in fields like math and engineering.

Port-au-Prince Cathedral:

A group of Puerto Rican architects has won a design contest to rebuild the iconic Port-au-Prince Cathedral that was nearly leveled by the 2010 earthquake.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Port-au-Prince and the University of Miami School of Architecture held the contest. Entrants were required to follow strict earthquake zoning codes and incorporate elements of green design.

The winning design was selected from more than 130 entrees.