education

Opinion: “Shevrin Jones: The power of public schools”

We’re failing our educators and our kids by not paying them enough to make ends meet. As a product of Florida public schools and former educator in Broward County, I hold education and our local teachers close to my heart. I’m a firm believer that public education is the foundation of a strong, 21st-century democracy …

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Florida Politics: “Shevrin Jones bill blocks mandatory standardized tests absent parental consent”

A new measure from state Rep. Shevrin Jones would rework the state’s standardized testing system by requiring school districts to obtain parental consent before issuing exams to students. “As a former educator, I have seen the stress that many parents, teachers, and students feel when it comes to Florida’s high-stakes standardized testing firsthand,” Jones said in a …

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Now This: “Democrat Passionately Rails Against Arming Teachers Without Bias Training”

Teachers in this state could soon be armed—and this lawmaker is fighting to protect Black children from the proven disciplinary bias that could soon turn lethal. Florida is a signature away from arming its teachers despite this lawmakers best efforts. FL State Rep. Shevrin Jones proposed an amendment that would require armed teachers undergo implicit …

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New York Times: “Florida to Let Teachers Carry Guns. Will Black Students Pay the Price?”

MIAMI — The outcome of the vote in the Florida State House this week was a foregone conclusion: A proposal to allow teachers to carry firearms in school would easily win approval. But that did not mean the debate would not be long and emotional, as Democrats implored Republicans in the majority to consider the …

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Florida Politics: “Shevrin Jones: Responsibility to keep our kids safe”

[Opinion Editorial by Rep. Shevrin Jones]   As a former educator in Broward Public Schools and state lawmaker who represents communities in South Florida, I am horrified by some of the legislation moving through Tallahassee this legislative session. This week, the Florida Legislature is considering HB 7093, a bill set to allow teachers with concealed …

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