Jon Mills and Neil Chonin - Quality of Public Schools

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Thu, 10/10/2013 - 6:00pm
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Jon Mills, former Speaker of the Florida House and former Dean of the University of Florida's Levin College of Law, along with Neil Chonin, litigation director of the Southern Legal Counsel, will discuss the upcoming landmark trial Citizens for Strong Schools v. Florida State Board of Education at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 10 at UF’s Levin College of Law, Room 180. Chonin and Mills will address the role of the courts in achieving quality and equity in Florida's public education system.

Citizens for Strong Schools v. Florida State Board of Education was filed in November 2009 alleging that Florida is violating its constitution by failing  to provide a high quality public education or adequate education funding.Plaintiffs are seeking a declaration that the state is in fact breaching its constitutional paramount duty to provide a high-quality, free public school system. They also hope to secure supplemental relief for K-12 public schools, beginning with a study to determine the actual cost of providing a high quality education.

The event and parking are free and open to the public and will be streamed live at

Sponsored by the Levin College of Law, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County.