Tag: Constitution Revision Commission

Florida schools roundup: Amendment 8 appeal, use of security funds and more

Amendment 8 appeal: The state’s Office of the Attorney General announces it plans to appeal a Leon County judge’s decision to remove proposed constitutional Amendment 8 from the November ballot. Judge John Cooper ruled that the amendment, which would allow the Legislature to create an organization to authorize charter schools, set term[Read More…]

Members of ’98 Constitution Revision Commission file briefs supporting state’s position in adequacy lawsuit

A group of appointed members from a 1998 Constitution Revision Commission filed a legal brief Tuesday arguing the state has fully complied with a constitutional mandate, proposed by the commission and approved by voters that year, requiring Florida public schools to be “high quality” and adequately funded. The CRC contingent[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Dueling groups in suit, recruiting teachers and more

Dueling groups in suit: Two groups of Florida’s 1997-1998 Constitution Revision Commission have gotten approval to file supporting briefs for opposite positions on the question of what the commission meant when it put a constitutional amendment on the 1998 ballot requiring the state to provide a high-quality system of public schools.[Read More…]