FL-Fla. Stat. § 1003.421 Rec

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Two Letter FL
State Florida
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Initiating Entity State Legislature
Description The last full week of classes in September shall be "Celebrate Freedom Week" and must include at least 3 hours of appropriate instruction in each social studies class, determined by the school district. This instruction must include an in-depth study of the "intent, meaning, and importance of the Declaration of Independence." To emphasize the importance of this week, at the beginning of each school day in this week or in homeroom, public school principles and teachers shall conduct an oral recitation by students of the following from the Declaration of Independence, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." Recitation of this serves to reaffirm the American ideals of individual liberty. However, a student may be excused from this practice through a written request from their parent.
Reference Code Fla. Stat. § 1003.421 Recitation of the Declaration of Independence
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