Mask mandates in our schools; Anita Hill; school-to-prison pipeline legislation; A Taste of the Philippines
The COVID-19 mask debate in Florida schools continues as Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran threatened to dock Duval schools more money to balance out federal government assistance.
Corcoran issued memos on Tuesday to Florida’s Board of Education requesting that the state hold back both school board member salaries and funds equal to the federal grants aimed at covering those losses. Eleven schools districts are implicated including Duval. The state board meets on this today.
Guest: Claire Heddles — WJCT reporter.
Thirty years ago, Anita Hill inspired women to come forward against perpetrators of harassment and gender violence in the workplace. She faced down an all-male, all-white Senate Judiciary Committee, led by then-Sen. Joe Biden, and alleged that her boss, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, sexually harassed her. Hill joined us to discuss her advocacy as well as her new “BELIEVING: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence.
This upcoming state legislative session will introduce a series of bills in hopes of expunging the nonjudicial arrest records of children who successfully completed diversion programs.
Guest: Carrie Boyd — policy director for the SPLC Action Fund.
A taste of the Philippines on The First Coast
Jacksonville has one of the largest Filipino communities in the U.S. Tonight, the Museum of Science and History is hosting a special event in partnership with Jax Filipino chefs and Edible Northeast FL, where you can learn more about the community and even try some food.
Guest: Agnes Lopez — commercial photographer.