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Dozens of books were made available to students at the Curls for Queens event on September 18 (Craig Moore/ WFSU Public Media)

Florida Republicans are pushing for more parent oversight of school books

Some parents have long found fault in what their students are exposed to in schools. Traditionally, the issue that’s generated the most friction is sex education. Today, that friction is amplified amid ongoing blowback to issues around race and gender. Karen Moran, with a group called BEST SOS America, came to the Senate’s Education Committee hearing on Senate Bill 1300 to raise concerns to lawmakers.
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Florida Officer Portrait for FEA Union President Andrew Spar (Used With Permission WFSU/Florida Education Association)

Teachers union leader questions DeSantis’ definition of freedom as Republicans advance measures curbing history, LGBTQ teaching

Florida teachers say their profession is struggling. The state has more than 4,300 thousand teacher openings well into the school year. Another 5,000 job postings are for support staff like bus drivers, substitutes and office personnel. The state’s largest teachers union fears bills moving the state legislature will only exacerbate the issues.
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