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Florida Students Talk About The State’s Race-Based Education Standards

Students and civil rights activists are still asking Florida to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard. It’s been a little more than a year since the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state’s race-based academic goals. There have […]

Activists Protest Florida’s Race-Based Education Goals

Students and civil rights activists have asked Gov. Rick Scott to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard. The Southern Poverty Law Center and Dream Defenders were in Tallahassee this week to deliver a petition—with 5,800 signatures—protesting Florida’s race-based academic goals. By the 2017/18 school year, the Florida Department of Education expects 92 percent of Asian students […]

Poll Finds Voters ‘Dead-Set’ Against Education Agenda in Florida

Florida voters don’t like education proposals pushed by state leaders and Gov. Rick Scott. Really don’t like them, according to a new Quinnipiac University Polling Institute poll. Quinnipiac pollsters say voters are “dead-set” against a series of school reform efforts by state leaders. The worst offender is a plan to set different achievement goals for students […]

Gov. Scott Wants to Change Race-Based Achievement Plan … But Won’t Say How

Gov. Rick Scott wants the State Board of Education to make changes in its plan to set passing scores based on a student’s race. But he isn’t saying what the Board should do to alter the plan. The governor says every child should be performing on grade level in subjects like math and reading. “I […]

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