AFT BAT Caucus and NEA BAT Caucus Support Florida Parent Lawsuit Against 3rd Grade Retention
The members of the AFT BAT Caucus and NEA BAT Caucus would like to express their solidarity with the Opt Out Florida Network and the brave parents who are filing a lawsuit on against the Florida Department of Education. The families of third grade students in several Florida counties have received notice that their children will be retained, based not upon past classroom performance, but solely because they opted these students out of the Florida Standards Assessment. The ultimate goal of this lawsuit is to have the statute that claims 3rd grade retention is allowable under these circumstances deemed unconstitutional and unenforceable.
From Opt Out Florida Network:
Accepted research has shown that:
We stand in solidarity with The Opt Out Florida Network and the brave parents who are standing up for their children. We strongly support their efforts and will be donating to their cause. Please join us in doing the same. You can donate here https://www.gofundme.com/StopGr3Retention
Becca Ritchie, Chair NEA BAT Caucus
Marla Kilfoyle, Chair AFT BAT Caucus