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November 13th, 2016 by Mike Vasilinda

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

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The First Amendment gives a wide range of protections that include honoring an on campus group’s invitation for Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Florida. As Mike Vasilinda tells us, Florida State University, and even the State Capitol have grappled with what speech to allow.
0:00-0:13 Mike Vasilinda
0:14-0:25 FSU Student, 1999
0:30-0:41 Sandy D’Alemberte
FSU President 1994-2003
0:44-0:50 Mike Vasilinda
Anchor Tag: While the FSU professor did keep his job, he was not allowed to teach classes required for graduation.
Freedom of Speech LOOK LIVE script:
MV:”FSU students were livid two decades ago, after a professor had written a
glowing tribute to the KKK> Then PresidentSandy D’Alemberte hated what the professor had written, but he defended him anyway.”
Sot: FSU Student
“So, Can Florida State University afford to have students paying tuition to be mis-educated by this man’?
D’Alemberte defended the professors first amendment rights.
Sot: Sandy D’Alemberte
Former FSU President
Q:”Why was that important”?
“We;;, you know, academic freedom. I thought he was absolutely wrong. but darn it I did not want to stifle anybody. I did not want to take away his privileges.”
MV: And D’Alemberte says we call learn from listening to different points of view, even if we don’t agree with them.”
Schools of Hope Look Live
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Anchor Lead
14 school districts are now suing the state over a controversial law that allows charter schools to share in district tax revenue. At least one of those counties, Bay County, is also receiving money from the legislation to improve two low performing schools. As jake Stofan tells us, the law suit isn’t likely to impact the funding.
0:00-0:14 Jake Stofan
0:31-0:42 Andrea Messina
Executive Director, Florida School Boards Association
0:42-0:52 Jake Stofan
Anchor Tag
The lawsuit still has a long way to go. The Florida Supreme Court will likely have the final say in the case.
Schools of Hope LOOK LIVE Script
“In the new lawsuit school districts are arguing the 2017 legislation unconstitutionally mandates how districts spend tax dollars. The districts also argue the law violates a constitutional requirement for public school standards to be uniform.”
The lawsuit came just days before 11 low performing schools in the state were approved for a $2000 per-student funding boost through the same education legislation.”
14 additional schools have yet to be chosen for the funding boost. Education Advocates hope the lawsuit doesn’t impact who’s chosen.
Andrea Messina
Executive Director, Florida School Boards Association
“What we’ve got to make sure is that we have the funding that they need in different areas to ensure that all of the students, all of the students no matter the zip-code are going to get the education that they need and deserve.”
“State lawmakers have already voiced opposition to the districts law suit, which could lead to greater scrutiny from lawmakers when they meet in January.”

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