Bob Graham believes in civics education, but he’ll vote against it in November

By Zac Anderson
Political Editor Herald Tribune

Posted Apr 30, 2018 at 4:55 PM
Updated Apr 30, 2018 at 5:55 PM

SARASOTA — Bob Graham has been an outspoken advocate for civics education over the years.The former Democratic governor and U.S. senator from Florida wrote a book about civic engagement and founded the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, which is devoted to “revitalizing the civic culture of Florida and the nation.”

Yet come November, Graham said he plans to vote against a constitutional amendment that promotes civics education in Florida. That’s because Graham doesn’t like that civics education was paired with a proposal that would allow the state to certify charter schools, bypassing local school boards.

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