New Federal Education Bill Could Take Away Millions from Florida

Monday U.S. Rep. Jim Davis told media he is outraged, and plans to propose a bill that could take away millions of dollars from Florida if the state fails to make some changes.

Cong. Jim Davis was never a fan of the early graduation law passed earlier this year that allows high school students to receive a diploma with only 18 credits instead of 26, but a recent discovery has him outraged.

Standing alongside state democratic leaders in Tallahassee, Davis announced he will introduce a bill before Congress this week. Florida would be out $18.5 million, but a local school guidance counselor says in Leon County, American History and Government are considered required courses.

She said the problem stems from the law failing to specify what social studies classes are required. Either way, state democrats want the early graduation legislation erased.

We were unable to get a comment from the Florida Department on Education regarding Davis' bill.