Stories tagged: "public education"

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Teachers and Allies Ready ‘Teach Truth Day of Action’ on June 10

Participants on Tuesday discussed “the growing chorus of diverse voices speaking out against politicians and their far-right supporters’ attempts to attack students’ freedom to learn."

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Nearly 50 Teachers Plan To Resign in Hernando County Amid Attacks on Public Education

Dozens of Florida teachers are reportedly resigning from Hernando County Schools due to state laws and directives that they say restrict their ability to do their jobs. 

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Florida Republicans Prepare to Pass School Voucher Expansion That Could Direct up to $4 Billion in Taxpayer Dollars to Private Schools 

The bill is strongly opposed by Democrats and teachers' unions, as they believe it would drain away money from the public schools that educate nearly 90% of the state’s students. 

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DeSantis Appointees Dismiss Broward Schools Superintendent in Their Last Week on the Job

All five board members voting against Superintendent Vickie Cartwright in Florida's most Democratic-leaning county were appointed in August by the governor.

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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: 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.

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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