Equality For All

Setting the Record Straight on Class Sizes

“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.”

Florida Voting Rights Lawsuit Ends in Settlement

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.

Editorial Memorandum: Key Education Proposals in the Wisconsin Legislature

In a memorandum to Wisconsin press, PFAW offers insights on education proposals dealing with class size issues and private-school vouchers.

End Notes

[1] “Milwaukee Parental Choice Program: MPCP Facts and Figures for 2001-2002,” Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, accessed April 2002.

[2] Letter from State Sen. Russ Decker’s office, transmitted to People For the American Way by e-mail on April 17, 2002.

[3] A Painful Price: How the Milwaukee Voucher Surcharge Undercuts Wisconsin’s Education Priorities, a report by People For the American Way Foundation, February 14, 2002, accessed April 2002.

Back to School with the Religious Right

The Religious Right continues to target public schools in a variety of ways that disrupt education and threaten religious liberty, according to a report released today by People For the American Way Foundation (PFAWF).

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