Articles in Category: 'Florida Tax Credit Scholarship'

By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: June 8, 2010 12:33 AM

For years, the fight over whether to expand school choice in Florida has been a bitter struggle waged by lawmakers, teachers unions and parents.

But it’s only part of a larger national struggle to give economically disadvantaged parents opportunities to take their children out of failing schools and into schools they can’t normally afford, according to a New York City-based documentary film due out this week.

A glimpse of the ugliness and of the battle for expanded school choice can be seen in screenings of “The Lottery” in two Florida cities today.

 
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By: Alex Tiegen | Posted: April 23, 2010 12:50 AM
 
Florida parents who can’t afford to enroll their children in private schools have new cause to rejoice.

Gov. Charlie Crist signed a bill Thursday that expands eligibility and funding for the state’s corporate-funded school voucher program for children of low-income families.
 
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By: By Kathleen Haughney The News Service of Florida | Posted: April 9, 2010 12:03 AM

A bipartisan group of lawmakers approved a massive expansion of a corporate-funded school voucher program, providing a mechanism for the program to continually expand and put more money toward private school tuition.

 
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