On June 28, 2007, Governor Crist of Florida vetoed the bill reducing teacher training for English Language Learners, citing concerns of how the bill would affect the students. The Florida Hispanic Legislative Caucus sent Crist a letter supporting a veto.
US Supreme Court decisions Lau v. Nichols and Plyler v. Doe have been challenged over the years and sustained in maintaining equal educational opportunities for students learning English. We will remain vigilant that they continue.
Chief Justice Roberts said that the best way to not discriminate is to not discriminate. Sounds like a "Just Say No" policy. If it only were so simple.
Cocoa Beach, FL
Jun 30 2007 - 10:52am