As we enter week six of this year’s state lawmaking session, our legislative roundtable series continues with an in-depth look at how our legislators are addressing public education. After fierce partisan debate, last week, the Florida House approved a sweeping public education bill (HB 7055) that creates a new private-school voucher program. The nearly 200 page bill also makes a broad spectrum of other changes on everything from school testing to how much public funding charter schools can receive. We’ll hear voices from both sides of that debate.
Plus, we sit down with Constitutional Law expert, Professor Pamela Seay from FGCU’s Department of Justice Studies for a closer look at bills moving in the legislature that may raise red flags when it comes to potential conflicts with the U.S. Constitution.