Friday, September 21, 2018

Gradebook podcast: Can Florida’s education quality be judged? (In court, that is)

Jodi Siegel, Southern Legal Counsel executive director

Florida's long-running education equity lawsuit, filed by parents, aims to force more money into public schools. First, they have to convince the courts that the issue can be judged.

So far, a trial and appellate court have ruled that the constitutional language governing public education is more aspirational than objective. The state Supreme Court will take up the debate in November.

In today's podcast, plaintiff's lawyer Jodi Siegel talks with reporter Jeff Solochek about what's happening in the Citizens for Strong Schools case.

Related coverage: Appeals court upholds ruling against Florida education funding challenge 

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