The state of Florida is pursuing irresponsible education policies and using taxpayer dollars to the detriment of public education. This report demonstrates how Florida is investing millions for a handful of students in untested private programs, contrary to the will of its people and the requirements of its constitution.
1 Constitution of the State of Florida, as revised in 1968 and subsequently amended: Article IX
2 S.V. Date, "Florida Vouchers Praised, Panned," Palm Beach Post, November 30, 2003.
3 Education Week, Quality Counts, 1998-2003.
4 "Editorial: Voucher 'Reforms' Can't Conceal Problems," Palm Beach Post, October 22, 2003.
The House Judiciary Committee’s partisan 20-13 vote to send H.R. 1997, the “Unborn Victims of Violence Act,” to the full House for a vote is another backdoor attempt by anti-choice members of Congress to roll back reproductive choice. This legislation would create a separate criminal offense for causing the death or injury of an embryo or fetus in any state of development. By recognizing the embryo or fetus as a separate legal person, the legislation could erode the foundation of Roe v. Wade and threaten a woman’s right to choose.
Statement by Ralph G. Neas on rally opposing DC voucher plan in Omnibus spending bill
Senators voting to block the omnibus spending bill in Congress Tuesday took a courageous stand against a number of objectionable provisions – including the proposal to force an experimental private school voucher program on the District of Columbia, where educators, parents and students have no voting representation in Congress.
People For the American Way Joins Coalition
In an effort to spread the word on the fatal flaws in the guest worker policy announced yesterday by the President, a coalition of progressive and civil rights organizations, labor, and immigrant advocacy organizations are launching a Spanish-language TV ad campaign scheduled to hit the airwaves this weekend.
Trying to have it both ways, President Bush claimed that he was ‘tolerant’ and ‘understanding,’ but said that he would support a constitutional amendment which would require discrimination against gays and lesbians. Using compassionate rhetoric to distract attention from the cruel consequences of his actions, Bush ignored the reality of the Federal Marriage Amendment: discrimination undermines families and hurts children.