Education finance reform in Florida

Sherman Dorn, Deanna L. Michael

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Abstract

Upon his reelection, the man who has successfully campaigned twice for Florida's governorship on a platform of tax cuts and competition for public dollars faced a constitutional requirement to significantly reduce school class sizes. When voters reelected Jeb Bush in 2002 for a second term in Tallahassee, they also approved a constitutional requirement mandating class size reduction. This mandate requires that schools and school districts hire teachers and construct new classrooms and schools, and it would cost between $8 billion and $27 billion to implement, according to the governor and others who opposed the proposal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEducation Reform in Florida
Subtitle of host publicationDiversity and Equity in Public Policy
PublisherState University of New York Press
Pages53-82
Number of pages30
ISBN (Print)9780791469835
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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    Dorn, S., & Michael, D. L. (2007). Education finance reform in Florida. In Education Reform in Florida: Diversity and Equity in Public Policy (pp. 53-82). State University of New York Press.