Families in Miami protesting educational budget cuts. Source: Miami Herald
Here’s quite a remarkable story. Mothers of students at a Doral, Florida high school are on a hunger strike. Why? They’re protesting against high school funding cuts, which may include cutting the gifted program and reducing the length of the school day. They’re also angry that the school’s principal, who was recently voted Florida’s principal of the year, was removed by the district from the school and relocated to help out a struggling school.
The State of Florida just cut the overall education budget by a half billion dollars.
I hope this news story receives national exposure. It really says quite a bit about the state of education in our country. As Arne Duncan gets sworn in as educational secretary, I hope he’s keeping tabs on this story.