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Schools You Think Are Charters… But Aren’t

There are a lot of Florida schools that look and function like charters, but really aren’t. And when we embarked on this series, we couldn’t always tell the difference between one public school with a focus on science and another public school with a focus on science. But it turns out there can be quite a […]

The ‘Viral’ Marketing of Private School Scholarships

Two years ago the non-profit group that oversees Florida’s tax credit scholarship program for low-income students cut off applications in December. Last year the cut off came in October. This year Step Up for Students ran out of space on May 22 — after just seven weeks of enrollment. Last year the program provided 34,600 […]

Voucher Amendment Heads to Court

As noted this morning, the Florida Education Association has filed a lawsuit challenging a state constitutional amendment allowing public money to pay for private school tuition vouchers. From the Palm Beach Post: The proposed constitutional amendment would effectively lift a century-old provision, dubbed the “Blaine Amendment,” which prohibits tax dollars from directly or indirectly going […]

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