Danielle J. Brown
Protests against gun violence spread across the nation: What will come from it?
By: Danielle J. Brown, Diane Rado and Laura Cassels - June 12, 2022
A day after GOP lawmakers in the Legislature blocked a special session on expanded gun restrictions, Florida Democrats, other politicians, activists and citizens held rallies Saturday to protest continuing gun violence that has shocked the nation in recent weeks. The protests were scheduled from Alaska to Maine to Washington D.C. and down to Florida and […]
Public still in the dark on why Florida officials rejected dozens of math textbooks
By: Danielle J. Brown - April 27, 2022
Earlier this month, the Florida Department of Education claimed that it rejected 41% of math textbooks that allegedly incorporated problematic and impermissible topics. Nearly two weeks later, the public is largely still in the dark as to which textbooks were rejected for what reasons.
LGBTQ students, parents, advocacy group sue Florida over ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law
By: Danielle J. Brown - March 31, 2022
Statewide LGBTQ advocacy group Equality Florida filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against Gov. Ron DeSantis, state education officials, and others over a new law aiming to limit conversations about LGBTQ people in classrooms.
DeSantis signs ‘Don’t Say Gay’; feds monitoring for ‘civil rights violations’
By: Danielle J. Brown - March 28, 2022
As he’d promised, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed what opponents call the “Don’t Say Gay” bill into law Monday, claiming it will protect a parent’s right to have a say in what children are taught and how they are treated in Florida public schools.