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Clay schools superintendent Charlie Van Zant defends 'Dare to Think' conference

4:04 PM, Nov 5, 2013   |    comments
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CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Superintendent Charlie Van Zant is speaking out in defense of the Dare to Think Conference that kicked off yesterday.

It's a program that focuses on history and civics in the classroom.

Last week -- the Clay County school board voted to file an ethics complaint regarding Van Zant's co-sponsorship of the conference -- calling it a private, partisan, and political event.

Van Zant sent a statement today saying;

"Encouraging our students and our children to love, respect, cherish and value America isn't a partisan issue.

"It is informed patriotism. I want everyone to know I will always stand up and be willing to advocate for that in our community!"

Click here to read the entire statement.

First Coast News