School voucher reform bill clears Senate Education Committee
Proponents argue the bill makes navigating the state’s school-voucher system easier.
The Senate Education Committee advanced a sweeping proposal Thursday that further promotes Florida’s school choice options.
The measure, SB 48, passed along a party-line 6-4 vote. Sen. Manny Diaz, a South Florida Republican, is the bill sponsor.
The bill moves next to the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education.
“Families have a variety of needs and not all children succeed in the same type of educational setting,” Diaz said in press release. “Whether it is public, private, charter, home school, virtual, or some variation of those options, parents – not government – should determine where and how to educate their child.”
Diaz continued: “This legislation also modifies the priority funding list to ensure we support Florida’s students who are most in need first. Priority is given to students who are renewing their scholarships or… READ FULL ARTICLE via Florida Politics