Education


Florida - Schools - DeSantis
President of Major Teachers’ Union Condemns DeSantis Control Over Florida Classrooms

Randi Weingarten criticized the atmosphere of fear among teachers and the attack on the freedom to read.

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DeSantis Continues to Impose His Agenda on Florida School Boards

More than almost any other national figure, Gov. Ron DeSantis has led the charge in turning culture war fights over anti-racism policies, sexuality, and COVID-19 restrictions in schools into national issues.

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DeSantis: Teaching Requirements Are ‘Too Rigid,’ Moves to Let Veterans Without Degrees Teach

Low pay and a hostile environment toward educators around LGBTQ issues and race continue to push away Florida teachers in droves.

Biden - Student - Loan
Six in 10 Voters Support Extending Pause on Student Loans and Canceling At Least $10,000 in Loans

Voters under 45 support student debt cancellation in overwhelming numbers, and new polling from Courier Newsroom and Data for Progress shows canceling some amount of federal student loan debt could be a political winner for President Joe Biden.

Florida - Textbooks - DeSantis
Florida’s Largest School District  Rejects Sex Ed Textbooks

Miami-Dade County school members and parents said the material is not age-appropriate for students in middle and high school

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Charlie Crist Launches ‘Freedom to Learn’ Policy for Florida Public Schools

After calling out Gov. DeSantis for banning classroom discussions on race and LGBTQ matters, Crist focused on low-level teacher pay and benefits.

Florida - Teachers - Shortage
School Districts Are Working Hard to Fill School Teacher Shortage

With nearly 9,000 vacancies around the state, the career does not seem as attractive as before.