Fla. group seeks to overturn new textbook law

08/12/2011 | Palm Beach Post (Fla.), The

A law in Florida that alters the way school textbooks are chosen is being challenged by a group that says the new process gives too much discretion to Gov. Rick Scott. The nonprofit Citizens for National Security has sued to overturn the law, which it says could lead to religious messages being included in school textbooks. Under the textbook law, a three-person panel appointed by the state education commissioner would be charged with choosing textbooks.

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