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Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation, 1939

| December 16, 2013

President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the date of Thanksgiving in 1939, moving it up a week, to accommodate merchants and business still reeling from the Depression. The full text of FDR’s proclamation issued on October 31, 1939.

Advertising in Schools
Flagler County School Policy 904

| December 3, 2011

Flagler County School District policy on advertising in schools, policy 904: full text.

Students as Customers, Universities as Businesses: Scott’s Plan To Texify Higher Ed

| July 29, 2011

Gov. Rick Scott is following Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s lead in higher ed: merit pay for professors, tenure reform, and generally a greater emphasis on business-like measurement of whether professors are turning out students that meet certain goals.

Children as Billboards: From School Buildings to Buses, a Lunge for Ads and Revenue

| March 23, 2011

The Flagler school district just broadened its advertising policy to allow ads in school buildings, websites and uniforms. State lawmakers are moving toward lifting the ban on ads on schoolbuses to make up for revenue the state is cutting.

All Business All the Time as Gov. Scott
Tells Lawmakers: “Don’t Blink”

| March 9, 2011

Scott mentioned the word “job” or “jobs” 31 times in the 27-minute State of the State speech, lauded privatization, vouchers for private and parochial schools and the needs and virtues of business.


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