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Alex Sink gathers signatures against teacher tenure bill

Calling the legislation an unfunded mandate, Chief Financial Officer and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink circulated a petition against the so-called "tenure bill" Friday.

From the campaign: Florida's students, parents, teachers, and schools just suffered a serious blow: Late last night, Tallahassee politicians passed a bill dictating a rigid, one-size-fits-all policy to our local schools. Now, it is on Governor Crist's desk, waiting for his signature. And it's up to us to stop it.

It's time for Governor Crist to listen to the parents, students, and teachers he represents -- and oppose this bill before it hurts our schools and students.

With Governor Crist poised to make his final decision as early as today, we have to make our voices heard now on this issue. Please join me and speak out!