TRACKING THE STATE

This page contains an archive of news reports tracking policies, legislation, and other activities related to the censorship of K-12 public education in the state of Florida. Articles are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent articles positioned towards the top of this page. This page shows what's happening with public education in Florida and what we are up against. It is meant to serve as a resource for watchdogs.

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APRIl 7, 2022

Title: "Banned in the USA: Rising School Books Bans Threaten Free Expression and Students' First Amendment Rights"

Author: PEN America

Publication: PEN America website

Link: https://pen.org/banned-in-the-usa/

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JANUARY 5, 2022

Title: "Teachers union raise concern over proposed bill allowing cameras in Florida classrooms"

Author: Liz Crawford

Publication: 10 Tampa Bay (WTSP)

Link: https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/regional/florida/teachers-unions-bill-cameras-in-florida-classrooms/67-2f542867-a432-4476-b62c-926b6aa55f71

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DECEMBER 27, 2021

Title: "2021: The year state officials took charge of Florida education"

Author: Jeffrey S. Solochek

Publication: Tampa Bay Times

Link: https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2021/12/27/2021-the-year-state-officials-took-charge-of-florida-education/

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JUNE 23, 2021

Title: "Florida Gov signs law requiring students, faculty be asked their political beliefs"

Author: Joseph Guzman

Publication: The Hill

Link: https://www.tampabay.com/news/education/2021/12/27/2021-the-year-state-officials-took-charge-of-florida-education/

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JUNE 22, 2021

Title: "Governor Ron DeSantis Signs Legislation to Set the Pace for Civics Education in America"

Author: Gov. Ron DeSantis News Release

Publication: Florida Governor Official Wesbite

Link: https://www.flgov.com/2021/06/22/governor-ron-desantis-signs-legislation-to-set-the-pace-for-civics-education-in-america/

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JUNE 10, 2021

Title: "Florida bans ‘critical race theory’ from its classrooms"

Author: Bobby Caina Calvin

Publication: Associated Press

Link: https://apnews.com/article/florida-race-and-ethnicity-government-and-politics-education-74d0af6c52c0009ec3fa3ee9955b0a8d