Voucher lawsuit to be filed
A coalition of state education groups will file suit tomorrow in Leon Circuit Court against two proposed constitutional amendments that would insulate private-school vouchers against court challenges. According to a press release from the state teachers union, the suit will argue that the Florida Taxation and Budget Reform Commission exceeded its constitutional authority when it placed Amendments 7 and 9 on the November ballot, and that Florida Secretary of State Kurt Browning should remove them.
The plaintiffs include representatives of the Florida Education Association, Florida School Boards Association, Florida Association of District School Superintendents, Florida Association of School Administrators and Americans United for Separation of Church and State. A press conference is slated for 10 a.m. tomorrow.