Commentary published in the Orlando Sentinel, November 27, 2017
Florida school districts are placing their self-interest over what’s best for students while using our tax dollars to create a lucrative payday for lawyers.
Fifteen school districts are diverting what will be hundreds of thousands of dollars from classrooms to lawyers as they file lawsuits to stop the student-centered reforms passed this year by both houses of the Florida Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott.
Of course, the state will be required to spend similar amounts defending the law.
Given that taxpayers fund the state and the school district, we are in effect suing ourselves and defending ourselves.