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Florida PTA asks state to reconsider race-based education standards

11:06 PM, Oct 22, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Florida Parent Teacher Association has asked the State Board of Education to reconsider its Strategic Plan, which would base student success on race.

In a press release received by First Coast News late Monday evening, the Florida PTA said both itself and the Board of Education share a common goal: "to increase the proficiency of all students and to provide them with a quality education in preparation for college and career."

But the PTA adds, "How we move towards this goal is where we differ."

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The PTA goes on to say the Board's Strategic Plan sets the stage for continued discrimination in Florida schools.

They offer up an alternative, "In efforts to close the achievement gap, we must focus on our students living in low-socioeconomic environments."

READ: Florida State Board of Education's Strategic Plan

The Board's Strategic plan was approved for the 2012 through 2018 school years.

 

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