Florida Supreme Court Strikes Amendment 8 From November Ballot

The state Supreme Court charged into Florida’s long-running battle over school choice Friday by removing a ballot measure that would have wrested control of charter schools from local districts and given it to the state.

Justices, in a narrowly divided 4-3 decision, upheld the decision by a lower court that Amendment 8, scheduled to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot, misled voters by not clearly stating its true purpose and never mentioning charter schools by name.

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