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Limiting Discussions of Race HB 7/SB 148

What the bill does

The bill could change significantly over the course of the legislative session. Check back frequently for updates. 

  • SB 1048 (full text)/HB 1193 (full text) replace the Florida Standards Assessment (FSA) and replaces it with the Florida Assessment of Student Thinking (FAST). 

What the bill does

HB 7 (full text)/SB 148 (full text) seeks to censor full, honest discussions of America’s history.

For a more detailed description of the consequences of the HB 7, click here.

Vote History

HB 7

SB 148

 

What’s Next

  • HB 7 passed in both chambers and is ready for Gov. DeSantis’ signature. 

Talking Points

  • The most important issue for the Legislature to address this session is the teacher and staff shortage. This shortage has been driven in large part by bad policy that has attacked educators’ freedom to teach. This bill furthers those attacks and will only lead to a greater exodus of professionally trained teachers. 
  • As parents and educators, we know that our children must have the tools and guidance to honestly face and understand our past and present in order to create a better future.
  • Whether we’re Black or white, Latino or Asian, Native or newcomer, we want our kids to have an education that encourages them to dig deeper into who we are, where we came from and what we’re capable of being.

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