Articles in Category: 'Amendment 8'

By: Mindy Gould | Posted: October 10, 2012 3:55 AM
The Florida PTA and its more than 320,000 members throughout the state are urging Floridians to vote no on Amendment 8, the so-called “Religious Freedom” constitutional amendment.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: February 5, 2011 3:55 AM
 

School districts in 26 Florida counties are facing $31 million in fines for going over the class-size limits, but they won’t have to worry about similar fines in the future if legislation filed Thursday by Sen. Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, R-Miami, is passed.

 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: November 12, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Florida voters sent mixed fiscal signals when they overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding referendum calling on the federal government to balance its budget.
 
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By: Kenric Ward | Posted: October 26, 2010 4:05 AM
Who's "for the kids"? The battle over Amendment 8 pits the Florida School Boards Association against the Florida Education Association.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 15, 2010 4:05 AM
Education-supporting business groups are backing the class-size amendment that would soften caps on the number of children in each classroom.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 7, 2010 5:20 PM

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday to allow the voters of Florida to decide the fate of Amendment 8.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 7, 2010 4:05 AM

The Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday for and against the constitutional amendment to ease class-size restrictions in public schools.

 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: October 6, 2010 4:05 AM
 

Two weeks after supporters of Amendment 8 began a campaign to urge Floridians to vote in favor of the constitutional change that would relax caps on class sizes, opponents of the measure are fighting back.

 
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By: Kevin Derby | Posted: September 29, 2010 4:05 AM

Following in the footsteps of former Gov. Jeb Bush, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott called for reforming the state’s school system when he unveiled his education plan at a campaign stop in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday.

 
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By: Lane Wright | Posted: September 23, 2010 4:05 AM
 
With slightly more than three weeks to go before the Florida electorate begins deciding on a change to class-size requirements in public schools, state leaders say voters are getting misinformation.
 
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By: Gray Rohrer | Posted: September 22, 2010 4:05 AM
 
Supporters of Amendment 8 kicked off the “Right Size Class Size” campaign Tuesday, hoping to convince Florida voters that relaxing class-size restrictions is the reasonable, most cost-effective and least-disruptive way to serve a changing student population in the Sunshine State.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: September 9, 2010 4:05 AM
A proposal to relax limits on school class sizes should be thrown off the November ballot because voters may not realize the proposed change could alter how much money schools will get, a lawyer for the state’s teachers union told a judge on Wednesday.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: August 4, 2010 4:05 AM

The fate of several proposed constitutional amendments lies with the Florida Supreme Court after six of nine proposals set for the November ballot wound up facing legal challenges.

 
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