Florida PTA Lawsuit Charges School Voucher Programs Are Unconstitutional


Florida PTA Lawsuit Charges School Voucher Programs Are Unconstitutional The Florida PTA just joined a legal challenge to the constitutionality of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program (commonly referred to as “vouchers”). Other parties to the lawsuit are the Florida Education Association, The Florida School Boards Association, the Florida Association of School Administrators and other advocacy groups. Why?

The Florida Tax Credit Program violates our constitutional mandate of a system of free public schools as the means to educate Florida children. Also, there is a constitutional prohibition against using public funds to aid sectarian (religious) institutions. Projections indicate that the Florida Tax Credit Program could take nearly $900 million from public schools in the next 4 years.

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South Florida State House Candidates Agree There’s Too Much Testing


The following is a cross post from State Impact, published on October 22, 2014

12-2-TestingPhoto-300x190The candidates running for three South Dade state House seats — Republican, Democrat, independent — all agree that Florida students and schools spend too much time testing.

Candidates running for the Florida House of Representatives in the 112th, 114th and 115th districts gathered for an education forum Tuesday night at Palmetto Middle School.

 

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