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Fla. High Court Tosses Voucher-Program Suit

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A bitter feud over Florida's largest private school voucher program ended last week when the state supreme court declined to hear a lawsuit challenging a program used by nearly 98,000 schoolchildren.

Florida has several voucher programs in place, but the one the Florida Education Association challenged extended vouchers chiefly to low-income families who use them to send their children to private and religious schools. The vouchers are funded by corporations, which in turn receive tax credits.

The union's suit argued that the program violated the state constitution by creating a parallel education system and by directing tax money to religious institutions.

Vol. 36, Issue 19, Page 4

Published in Print: January 25, 2017, as Fla. High Court Tosses Voucher-Program Suit
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