Putting Education Reform To The Test

Read The Florida Supreme Court Decision Making Public Funding of Private Schools Unconstitutional

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The Florida Supreme Court ruled the state's universal private school voucher program unconstitutional in 2006.

Yesterday we explained why this fall’s vote on Amendment 8 can’t directly mean the return of Florida’s universal voucher program or state funding of religious schools.

Here’s why: The 2006 Florida Supreme Court decision in Bush v. Holmes.

We’ve annotated some significant portions of the opinion. That includes the portion where the majority explicitly says they are not basing their decision on the section of the state constitution which Amendment 8 would rewrite.

You can read the decision after the jump:


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