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More FL students could attend private schools with public dollars. Is that good or bad?

BY: - April 21, 2021

The Florida Legislature is moving toward a more expansive education landscape for students and families to go to private schools with public dollars. The dollars, referred to as scholarships or vouchers, are part of programs being considered in the waning days of the 2021 legislative session. Wednesday, the Florida House passed HB 7045, which would […]

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Is a national voucher program coming soon? U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveils “Education Freedom Scholarships”

BY: - March 1, 2019

In a plan similar to the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program — which critics call vouchers — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is pushing a $5-billion federal tax credit program for states across the country. The proposed “Education Freedom Scholarships” could be used to enroll students in private schools or other education programs and […]

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An even playing field? Kids getting vouchers for private school can skip the litany of state exams in Florida

BY: - February 22, 2019

Thousands of public school students in Florida will take state exams this spring in reading, writing, math, science and social studies, and the state will publish the results — regardless of whether scores are glowing or embarrassing. That won’t happen at private schools. Students who get “scholarships” or vouchers to attend private schools with public […]

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An unprecedented expansion of school vouchers across Florida? Lawsuits are likely to follow

BY: - February 15, 2019

Setting up the potential to reverse a 13-year-old court ruling that blocked the expansion of school vouchers, Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday outlined a dramatic new “scholarship” program that would allow thousands more students to attend private schools with public dollars. The program, called the “Equal Opportunity Scholarship,” is scarce on details, but DeSantis wants […]