Response to Leon Court Ruling


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Statement from on Leon County Ruling


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Aug. 20, 2018) – The non-profit organization, created to promote proposed Amendment 8’s passage, released the following statement today:


“Today’s judgement was disappointing given what we know, that Amendment 8’s policies were logically grouped together and followed Florida’s constitutional process,” said Erika Donalds, mother of three school-age children, main sponsor of Amendment 8 on the Constitutional Revision Commission and a Collier County School Board Member. “The group suing to remove Amendment 8 from the ballot fundamentally opposes empowering families to choose the education setting that best fits their child. Despite the speculation and bunk they’ve spread, I hope voters will be able to make their own decision in November. It is disgusting how many misrepresentations the opposition is willing to put forth to block student-centered school choice options.


“Education can and should look different for students based on various reasons and seasons in their lives. Florida has come so far, and Amendment 8 is our next logical step in providing innovations and opportunities that help education work for every child.”


About is a non-profit organization created to promote the passage of proposed Florida Constitutional Amendment 8. 8isGreat.orgwas formed and is led by Collier County School Board Member Erika Donalds, the main sponsor of the proposed Amendment on the Constitutional Revision Commission. Along with Commissioner Donalds, executive board members include Indian River County School Board Chairman Shawn Frost and Duval County School Board Member Scott Shine. To learn more, visit