The LWV Education Team has co-sponsored, with Alachua County Schools, three showings of Rise Above the Mark. We are also doing a series of discussions with local church groups on the impact of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarships on the issue of separation of church and state. Our education team is also organizing visits to a cross section of early childhood centers in order to better understand the legislative proposals for improving standards for center personnel and facilities.
Throughout the summer, LWV Miami-Dade partnered with public libraries to host a series of educational forums on charter schools and on our statewide study on school choice. Four forums were held starting Sept. 24 through Oct. 7 at various library branches throughout the County. In October and in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, LWV Miami-Dade members presented at various high schools and colleges during the Higher Education Awareness Tour promoting the ideals of democracy and voter empowerment.