Former Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice: Amendment 8 ‘Misleading,’ ‘Deceptive’

It’s still a long way to November, when voters will be asked to vote up or down on 13 proposed amendments to the state constitution. But only a few so far have generated as much debate as Amendment 8, a measure that is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the League of Women Voters.

The amendment is a combination of three separate education proposals which were rolled into one. It would: (1) create eight-year term limits for school board members, (2) enshrine in the constitution the civics education graduation requirement that currently exists in state law and (3) pave the way for the Legislature to create a separate body to authorize and oversee charter schools, outside of the authority of the local school boards.

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