Two-thirds of Floridians support requiring Spanish language instruction in Florida public schools, according to a new University of Florida survey. "Overall reactions to the notion that Spanish should be a required subject in public schools was far less polarized and more popular than we imagined," said Chris McCarty, director of the University of Florida Survey Research Center at the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, which conducted the survey.
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