Norine Dworkin

State Rep. Thompson explains her African-American history bill

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Norine Dworkin

Monday, August 2, 2021

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Last month, State Rep. Geraldine Thompson (D) spoke on a legislative panel in Ocoee about introducing an education bill in the next legislative session to withhold schools superintendents’ salaries if schools in their districts do not adequately teach African-American history, according to Florida statute 1003.42 (h). Currently only 11 of Florida’s 67 counties are in compliance, says Thompson, who represents District 44, which includes Winter Garden, Oakland and Windermere. VoxPopuli met with Thompson to hear more about her bill.

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