The Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit against the state for a proposal that would repeal the current state ban on using public money to aid churches and other religious organizations. Alachua County Education Association President Karen McCann says the proposal’s verbiage is misleading to voters. McCann says the proposal to repeal the ban is a strategy to transition education over to the private sector.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/acea.mp3]
Florida is one of the few states that exempts university groups like the University Athletic Association and UF Foundation from public records laws. Their DSO classification identifies them as a private, incorporated businesses, separating them from the universities they serve.