The Florida Education Association filed a lawsuit to block reopening of public schools in the fall. Associated Press' Politics and Statehouse Reporter, Bobby Caina Calvan discusses the significance of it. (July 20)
BOBBY CAINA CALVAN: And so this lawsuit, I think, is a last-ditch effort to try and get to-- you know, try and slow things down, again, just so that they can force state education officials and district officials across the state to really, really rethink the plan. A lot of these teachers love teaching. And that was one point that they really wanted to express.
But at the same time, they don't want to endanger themselves and the kids that they have to teach. So, you know, they're caught in this position where, you know, they just want the best. It's a very complicated thing. Because obviously, whenever you inject politics into things like this, it becomes very complicated.
And the governor, of course, is a very political person. You know, he obviously wants to do what's best for the state according to the way he thinks the state should handle the outbreak. You know, but he's very mindful of all the people who have lost their jobs. And he says he's also very mindful of the kids.