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Gradebook podcast: A school board member's reluctant opposition to Florida HB 7069

Seminole School Board member Amy Lockhart

Charles E. Miller for CMF Public Media

Seminole School Board member Amy Lockhart

Seminole County School Board member Amy Lockhart initially supported the goals within the controversial HB 7069. She's strongly in favor of school choice, local control and such philosophies. Lockhart became dismayed with some of the provisions in the bill that she saw as running contrary to her views, and as a result found herself reluctantly opposing the bill that she says has mostly good things in it. She spoke with reporter Jeff Solochek about her stance as a conservative caught between competing world views. [Photo link CMF]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:33am]


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