Legal Battle Continues Over Controversial Florida Education Law Designed to Boost Charter Schools

More than 18 months after legislators passed a controversial education law pushed by then-House Speaker Richard Corcoran, attorneys for the state and 11 county school boards are continuing to battle in court about whether the measure violates the Florida Constitution.

Attorneys for the state this week filed a 100-page document at the 1st District Court of Appeal disputing the school boards’ arguments that the measure —- known in the education world by the shorthand “HB 7069” —- is unconstitutional because it intrudes on the decision-making powers of local school districts and creates a public-school system that is not uniform.

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