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Part Two The Florida Constitution and Commentary, Art.IX Education

From: The Florida State Constitution (2nd Edition)

Talbot D'Alemberte

From: Oxford Constitutions (http://oxcon.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 May 2021

Of all the changes made by the 1998 Constitution Revision Commission the ones with the greatest potential impact are those made in Article IX. As will be addressed in detail below, the Constitution provides for high-quality education in Florida, and the question is whether the legislature or the courts will follow the dictate of this language, the most demanding of any state constitution on the subject of education. To this language, an initiative amendment in 2002 added a class-size requirement with very specific, enforceable goals. A review of these two...
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