Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

Back in early February, parents of Broward students were pushing for Superintendent Robert Runcie to step down for a myriad of reasons; one being that they believed the school district under his leadership did not provide proper counseling to parents, students and faculty who survived the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people in a Parkland high school last year. Now, two students are dead … Continue reading Concerns About Mental Health on Parkland Campus Raised Long Before Two Students Committed Suicide

Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

Now that the Florida Legislature has opened their 2019 session, a lot of political debates are coming to a head. Of the most divisive policies the legislators will be voting on, one – if passed – would allow teachers to be armed on campus under certain circumstances. Many columnists in Florida have lamented this policy with headlines like “Oh, Florida! Give all those bad teachers … Continue reading Florida’s Push to “Arm Teachers”, Explained

Florida Politicians Clash Over Who Will Issue Gun Permits

In most states, Law Enforcement oversees the issuing of concealed weapons permits but not so in Florida. In 2002, the Division of Licensing was moved from the Florida Department of State to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS). This happened in part because the National Rifle Association (NRA) lobbied for the change in order to keep the program under the oversight of an … Continue reading Florida Politicians Clash Over Who Will Issue Gun Permits