MEDIA ADVISORY: Parents of Children with Special Needs Fight Back Against Union Lawsuit

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Parents of Children with Special Needs Fight Back Against Union Lawsuit

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Six Florida families with special needs children are asking a judge to let them defend a scholarship program for students with disabilities from a lawsuit brought by the Florida Education Association to stop the implementation of Florida’s Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts (PLSA) and other education reforms. The families are represented by the Goldwater Institute, which has defended similar school choice programs nationwide. Tomorrow, the families will speak out during a press conference at the Florida Press Center in Tallahassee.

WHO: Donna Berman, John & Mary Kurnik, Julie Kleffel, Melissa Ward, and Ashli McCall, all special needs families opposing the FEA; Clint Bolick, Goldwater Institute Vice President for Litigation; Former Sen. Alfred Lawson, Jr.; Counsel Gregory Munson of Gunster, Yoakley & Stewart, P.A.; Allison Aubuchon, Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) Deputy Communications Director

WHAT: News conference featuring families and attorneys at the time of filing motion to intervene in FAASSE v. SCOTT case

WHEN: 11:00 am, Thursday, July 31

WHERE: Florida Press Center, 336 E. College Ave., Tallahassee, FL 32301

NOTES: To schedule an interview with Clint Bolick or the families opposing the FEA’s actions, please contact Charles Siler with the Goldwater Institute at (202) 487-8652 or The Goldwater Institute has an in-house VideoLink studio for rapid cable hook-up if needed.

Contact: Charles Siler, (602) 633-8980


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