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We are fighting adoption of textbooks that are indoctrinating our Collier County children, but these textbooks are on the Florida Department of Education “approved” list, so they are likely to be used in your county’s public schools as well.


The frustrating news is that on June 13, Collier Circuit Court Judge Shenko denied our emergency injunction. The good news is he actually improved our odds by refusing to let our side present its evidence and then basing his ruling on the faulty school board’s summary brief. We will press forward! We have a clear strategy, which will be unveiled as the case plays out. Stay tuned!

These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.

As many of you are aware, Florida Citizens’ Alliance and three Collier County parents filed suit against the Collier school board on May 31, 2017. On June 6, we [plaintiffs] filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to halt the Collier School Board from approving on June 13th the six-million-dollar purchase of textbooks reviewed and approved out of the sunshine. The hearing on the injunction was held June 12, 2017 and on June 13, 2017 Collier Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko denied the request. Help us continue this fight!

The upcoming June 12th hearing is the next step in the textbook adoption lawsuit, filed May 31st against the Collier County School Board. It will focus on a “Motion for Temporary Injunction” to stop the Collier School Board from spending $6 million for books selected by the flawed textbook adoption process.

These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools “Special Hearing” meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens–Changes rules  to “limit public comment…

Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st , 2017 in The Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County. The Collier County School Board (CCPS) has violated Florida Sunshine Law and ignored at least four Florida statutes.

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The frustrating news is that on June 13, Collier Circuit Court Judge Shenko denied our emergency injunction. The good news is he actually improved our odds by refusing to let our side present its evidence and then basing his ruling on the faulty school board’s summary brief. We will press forward! We have a clear strategy, which will be unveiled as the case plays out. Stay tuned!

These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.

As many of you are aware, Florida Citizens’ Alliance and three Collier County parents filed suit against the Collier school board on May 31, 2017. On June 6, we [plaintiffs] filed a Motion for Temporary Injunction to halt the Collier School Board from approving on June 13th the six-million-dollar purchase of textbooks reviewed and approved out of the sunshine. The hearing on the injunction was held June 12, 2017 and on June 13, 2017 Collier Circuit Court Judge James R. Shenko denied the request. Help us continue this fight!

The upcoming June 12th hearing is the next step in the textbook adoption lawsuit, filed May 31st against the Collier County School Board. It will focus on a “Motion for Temporary Injunction” to stop the Collier School Board from spending $6 million for books selected by the flawed textbook adoption process.

These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools “Special Hearing” meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens–Changes rules  to “limit public comment…

Florida Citizens Alliance has decided, “Enough is enough!” We are now an active participant along with Collier parents in a lawsuit for an emergency injunction to stop this “flawed” textbook adoption process. This lawsuit was filed today, May 31st , 2017 in The Circuit Court for the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Collier County. The Collier County School Board (CCPS) has violated Florida Sunshine Law and ignored at least four Florida statutes.

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These video clips show objections to 6 of the textbooks that have been approved for use by the Collier County School Board.

These video clips from the Collier County Public Schools “Special Hearing” meeting on June 1, 2017 show clearly that CCPS is NOT interested in community and parental input, nor are they interested in following Florida law. Clip 1 Chairman Terry violates 1st amendment Freedom of speech rights of Collier citizens–Changes rules  to “limit public comment…
Our objective is twofold: FIRST: To get CCPS to work with textbook publishers to fix errors/omissions. Several years ago Truth in Texas Textbooks (TNT) carefully reviewed 13 social studies books, most of them by Pearson/Prentice, McGraw  Hill and Houghton/Mifflin. They found 1500 errors, key omissions of fact, and bias. According to TNT, Pearson and McGraw…

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Flaugh/Konuk
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: United States Government Our Democracy (2018)

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Flaugh/Konuk
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: United States Government Our Democracy (2018)

Name of Reviewer: Steven J. Bracci, Part 1
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: Street Law: A Course in Practical Law (McGraw-Hill, Publisher)

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: B Oakey Part 2
Publisher/Exact Title of Publication: McGraw Hill Publisher, Streetlaw: A course in practical Law, Part 2

This series is designed as a consumable. This means that students will be able to write in them, cut out vocabulary foldables and take home the text for homework. For this reason, choosing these texts is expensive and involves reordering books every academic year. If administrators do not want to have the books used as consumables it would be better to find another text suitable to that plan.

Team/Last Name of Reviewer: Mogil Publisher/Exact Title of Publication/Year Published: Pearson/United States History, Florida Edition (?Honors?)/2018

According to Florida Statute 1003.42, “American history shall be viewed as factual, not as constructed….and shall be defined as the creation of a new nation based largely on the universal principles stated in the Declaration of Independence

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