It’s the second time around for a bill that would allow Florida students to attend the public school of their choice. But unlike last year, when the measure was first introduced, this year’s effort is bringing sharp critiques from Democrats.
Last year, Florida lawmakers expressed intrigue in a bill that would let kids attend schools across district and county lines, as long as there is classroom space available. The bill received bipartisan support. But at a hearing before the House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee Wednesday, lawmakers had a different response to the bill:
“I just believe this bill is a charter school marketing bill. And we should have called it what it is instead of dancing around it,” said Rep. Irv, Slosberg, a Democrat from Boca Raton.