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."
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.
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.
All five board members voting against Superintendent Vickie Cartwright in Florida's most Democratic-leaning county were appointed in August by the governor.
Randi Weingarten criticized the atmosphere of fear among teachers and the attack on the freedom to read.
Low pay and a hostile environment toward educators around LGBTQ issues and race continue to push away Florida teachers in droves.
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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