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Did FL GOP Legislators overreach on teacher tenure?

TALLAHASSEE — Republican lawmakers who rammed a teacher tenure bill through the Legislature this session hoped for an education revolution but instead unleashed a revolt — a grass roots movement of parents and teachers armed with a thorny election year issue that could dog politicians to the polls.... Crist scored points with grateful teachers, visiting schools in Tallahassee and Miami, some Republicans were lamenting their party's miscalculation. "We absolutely misread the mood of the public," said Sen. Evelyn Lynn, an Ormond Beach Republican and former schoolteacher who opposed the bill.

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