April 9, 2016 – Scott Maxwell
For the past few weeks, in a small courtroom up in Tallahassee, Florida has been on trial.
Yeah, the entire state.
It stands accused of denying children of a proper education.
The plaintiffs are parents — some from here in Orlando — who say they’re sick of underpaid teachers, punitive testing and politicians who divert public school money to for-profit companies.
The parents tried writing letters to legislators. And making phone calls. But none of it made a difference.
So they sued, arguing that Florida isn’t living up to a line in the Constitution that promises a “high quality” education for all.
Suing the state for such a broad principle may sound strange. But it’s increasingly common. [READ MORE]