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[UPDATE] Florida Supreme Court Hearing Class Size Amendment Case

By: AP
By: AP

[UPDATE] 10/6 2:08PM --

A teachers union lawyer has come under tough questioning from the Florida Supreme Court in a case challenging a ballot proposal to loosen class size limits.

Florida Education Association lawyer Ron Meyer on Wednesday, October 6 argued the justices should prevent votes from being counted on Amendment 8. It's too late to remove the measure from the Nov. 2
ballot.

The justices, though, had a hard time with his claim the state
constitutional amendment's ballot summary is misleading because it
doesn't say that the proposal would cut class size spending.
Justice Barbara Pariente said that should be obvious.

Voters in 2002 approved a citizen initiative setting class size
limits but it didn't go into full effect until this school year.

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Tallahassee, Florida (AP) --

The Florida Supreme Court is hearing oral argument in a teachers union challenge to a ballot proposal loosening class size limits.

The Florida Education Association was set Wednesday, October 6 to ask that the justices prevent the state from counting votes cast on
Amendment 8 as it's too late to remove the measure from the Nov. 2
ballot.

The union contends the ballot summary for the state
constitutional amendment is misleading because it doesn't say that
the Legislature's proposal would cut class size spending.

Voters in 2002 approved a citizen initiative setting class size
limits but it didn't go into full effect until this school year.

The union is appealing a lower court ruling that rejected its
argument.


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