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Florida Education Referendum

NPR's Phillip Davis reports on the big question over the ballot measure passed by Florida voters last month to reduce the size of classes in the public schools: Who's going to pay for it? Gov. Jeb Bush says shrinking classes could cost $27 billion -- money the state doesn't have.

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Phillip Davis
Correspondent Phillip Davis covers South Florida and beyond for NPR. He joined NPR in January 1993, and has reported on such topics as the Elian Gonzalez affair, the disputed 2000 presidential election, and the growing cultural diversity of South Florida. Davis has also filed reports from England, West Africa, and South America for NPR. His pieces can be heard on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, Weekend Edition, and All Things Considered.