September 7, 2018 – FLORIDA – In a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court this week upheld a decision by a lower court to keep Amendment 8 off the November ballot — silencing hundreds of thousands of parent voices, and taking away their vote on the issue of school choice. The Florida Charter School Alliance had filed a brief to help the state appeal the initial decision by a Leon County Judge to remove the Amendment from the ballot.
“We support the establishment of public school options by state lawmakers, and we were hoping that voters, and parents, would be given a chance to vote on whether or not that happened,” said Lynn Norman-Teck, Executive Director, Florida Charter School Alliance, and charter school parent. “We are urging parents who support — and rely on — school choice to pay attention to the upcoming election. They need to make sure the candidates they support, supports the issues that are important to them.” Florida’s next governor will appoint three Florida Supreme Court Justices. There are also school board races taking place throughout the state.
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