Together we are standing tall for our students and
our public schools.
We will continue our work to protect public education.
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What is 50th No More?
"50th No More" is a non-partisan, grassroots organization designed to fight back against budget cuts to our great public schools. We are Republicans and we are Democrats; we are families with school-age children and we are empty nesters; we are teachers and we are business leaders who all value the importance of education in our communities.
When we formed in the summer of 2008, the US Census Bureau reported that Florida ranked an embarrassing 50th place in the country in terms of spending on education (per $1000 income). Our elected officials in Tallahassee have made choices which have put us in this position.
Florida's public schools have a huge impact on your real estate property values, your crime rates, and sense of community pride. Our children and our communities deserve better than 50th place. Stand up and let your voice be heard.
What Are the Group's Concerns?
Our long-term goal is simple: We will work to ensure that our state's Constitutional right to adequately-funded education is a priority in Tallahassee.
Few Floridians are aware that Article IX, Section 1, of the Constitution of the State of Florida clearly articulates the state's responsibility to our public education system. Article IX states, "The education of children is a fundamental value of the people of the State of Florida. It is, therefore, a paramount duty of the state to make adequate provisions for the education of all children residing within its borders."
Do you think that Florida is honoring Article IX? Join us to ensure the future and continued success of Florida's public schools.