News Section: State Government
Florida Will Have to Defend Public School Education in Court
BRADENTON – After three years in the courts, the Florida Supreme Court has refused to block a lawsuit accusing the state of failing its mandate regarding Florida's public schools. Lawyers for the state will now have to defend the amount of money that goes into public school classrooms, as well as the state's high-stakes system of testing.
Fund Education Now, a plaintiff in the lawsuit that charges the Florida Legislature with failing to obey Article IX, Section 1 of the Florida Constitution released the following comment after learning that the Florida Supreme Court declined to accept jurisdiction in the case, turning it back to the trial court:
“The impact of this decision means that the Supreme Court is allowing us our day in court and our right to present evidence and prove that the state of Florida is not providing a high-quality education to every child as demanded by the Florida Constitution.”
Fund Education Now is a non-partisan group of citizen-advocates who are authentic Florida parents of children in public schools that was founded in 2009.
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