Law Requiring Cost Estimates of Citizen Initiatives Deemed Unconstitutional
“Florida’s classrooms are overcrowded. To the overwhelming majority of parents, teachers, students, and other Floridians, creating smaller classes is just common sense, “ said State Sen. Kendrick Meek, Chairman of Florida’s Coalition to Reduce Class Size. “Floridians know that overcrowded classrooms aren’t good for students. This report documents that study after study proves them right.”
Selected Resources on Class Size
Florida's Coalition to Reduce Class Size was established to help mobilize grassroots support in support of Florida's class-size initiative, which will appear on the ballot as Amendment 9. For more information about the Coalition, see their Web site.
People For the American Way (PFAW) is a national organization that advances the principles of quality education, free expression, civic participation, tolerance, and constitutional liberties.
People For the American Way Foundation and several other civil rights groups joined with state agencies and other defendants to file a settlement agreement yesterday in their lawsuit against the state of Florida and several Florida counties on behalf of the NAACP and black voters in the state. The suit sought to address the denial of voting rights to black citizens of Florida during the 2000 general election. The settlement includes the restoration of voting rights to citizens erroneously purged from the rolls before the 2000 election and better statewide maintenance of uniformity in election day procedures and voter registration processing.