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Florida Students Talk Race-Based Education Standards

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Sammy Mack
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StateImpact Florida
StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack spoke with a panel of students about Florida's race-based education goals.

Students and civil rights activists are still asking Florida to hold black and Hispanic students to a higher standard.
It’s been a little more than a year since the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County filed a federal civil rights complaint against the state’s race-based academic goals.

There have since been a number of protests by activists who oppose lower expectations for minorities.

But to understand how the race-based goals play out in the classroom, StateImpact Florida's Sammy Mack sat down with a panel of high school students to talk about the expectations.

You can find more from this conversation at the StateImpact Florida website.