JOIN TEAM EMMA

Our schools and students are getting shortchanged

Tallahassee released their education budget over the weekend, and Broward schools and students are definitely getting shortchanged.

While most per-pupil funding in Florida is set to increase by $101.50, Broward will only receive $52.35, which puts us at the bottom of the list. This is not right.

We may be a Democratic stronghold, but it is wrong for this Republican-held legislature and governor to be punishing us, especially considering recent events in Parkland.

Our school system serves 270,000 students in over 300 schools, making it the sixth largest in the nation—what are lawmakers thinking?

According to our Broward superintendent, Robert Runcie, this budget will force devastating “cuts that will impact our schools, our communities and the children we serve.”

There's no questioning it. We need better legislators in Tallahassee. Will you help me get there? Please make a contribution to our campaign so I can stand up for our students and schools: Chip-in $15, $25, $50, or any amount you can. All amounts boost our momentum and chance of winning.

Thank you,

—Emma