Florida’s educational system is on trial in Tallahassee. The charge? One million Florida students cannot read at grade level. Testimony about the plight of these children can break your heart. Thousands are homeless. Most are from poor families. In some rural counties children are too hungry to learn, and schools provide three meals a day. These children, the plaintiffs argue need much more than school districts can provide with current funding.
The Florida League of Women Voters recognizes that the solutions to these problems are complex, but applauds the attention the suit brings to the weaknesses in our educational system. What are the arguments and what is the defense? What do the witnesses say?
This article was published by the Gainesville Sun today. It was written by Sue Legg for the Alachua County League of Women Voters. You can read it here.