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Students say Florida Shortchanged Historically Black Schools

Sept. 22, 2022, 9:33 PM

Six Florida A&M students sued the state and the head of its university system, alleging Florida under-funded its historically black colleges.

The plaintiffs, who seeks to represent their fellow FAMU students as a class, allege the defendants—Florida, its Board of Governors, and the chancellor of the state’s university system—failed to deliver on promises made in a 1998 partnership agreement between the state and the US Department of Education, designed in part to address disparities in access to higher education for minority students.

“Throughout its history and up to the present day, Florida has purposefully engaged in a pattern and practice ...