School choice in the form of charter schools offers parents good options for their children’s education.
But corporate welfare in the form of taxpayer-funded construction of private facilities is another matter entirely.
Once again, the Legislature is on track to favor charters over public schools, with the House considering diverting tens of millions of dollars out of school districts into the construction and maintenance of such private enterprises.
The Florida House is moving swiftly on a proposal to create a statewide institute to assist with the opening of new charter schools. Already, the GOP-controlled House approved HB 7037 on a party-line vote with every Democrat in opposition.