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Policy Playbook for 2021-22 Amidst COVID-19 and Equity Imbalances

The end of qualifying officially kicks off the Florida 2020 campaign season, which is happening in the still-glowing spotlight of the death of George Floyd and the lurking presence of COVID-19. These two earthshaking developments will require much introspection and policy change as we move forward in this “new normal.” Florida like most of the nation has a long history of inequitable access by minority children to health care, quality early learning, special needs interventions and other preventative and developmental services. Florida has an equally tragic history of over-representation of minorities in out of home placements, school suspensions, arrests, being charged as adults, housing and food insecurity. American Children's Campaign ...Read More

2020-06-18T12:05:03-04:00June 18, 2020|Breaking News|

Parents Fear Bullying is Rampant in Florida Schools

There Are Better Ways to Stop it Florida has strong anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies, but many parents, teachers and students say bullying remains a serious problem in Florida schools. A scientific public opinion poll conducted by American Children's Campaign showed bullying was a top concern of citizens. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, about 21 of every 100 kids ages 12 – 18 are bullied at school. One in ten students cite repeated bullying as the reason they drop out. Yet Florida public schools report a bullying rate of only 0.1 percent, with roughly two out of every three public schools reporting ZERO cases! This number is so ...Read More

2019-07-17T10:46:02-04:00July 23, 2018|Breaking News, Top Stories|

Youthful Misdeeds Continue to Impact Adulthood – Even in the Senate

The importance of legislation that expunges juvenile records at an earlier age was illustrated with a lighthearted political hazing when SB 386 was heard in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Representative Chris Latvala (R-Clearwater) presented the bill that would expunge selected juvenile criminal records automatically when young adults reach the age of 21, an important contrast to the current practice of doing so at age 24. Speaking on behalf of the bill’s sponsor, Senator Nancy Detert (R-Sarasota), Latvala explained that “kids do foolish things” and that minor offenses shouldn't be allowed to ruin their futures. After being grilled by the committee members, he admitted (noting that the statute of limitations ...Read More

2018-02-12T09:13:49-05:00November 10, 2015|Breaking News, Legislative Connection|