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Extending Vouchers Into Middle Class Is Florida's Next Move

Already home to a thriving ecosystem of private school choice, the state’s lawmakers want vouchers for thousands of new students. (April 16, 2019)

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The pandemic has boosted appreciation for public schools; the next step is greater funding, argues education historian and activist Diane Ravitch.
April 10, 2020 – Education Week
As lawmakers weigh expansion of the state’s voucher and tax-credit scholarship programs, some renew a push for anti-discrimination protection for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer students.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
Education Week finds that few of the nearly 30 states with programs that pay tuition at private schools or tax-credits to incentivize businesses and individuals to do so require private schools to follow standard policies used to ensure transparency and accountability in the nation’s public schools.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
In his State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump urged passage of a $5 billion federal program that would provide tax-credits to cover the cost of private school scholarships.
February 12, 2020 – Education Week
School quality isn’t always the primary driver of parent decisionmaking. So what is?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
The education secretary has been pushing the theme of "educational freedom," a rebranding that suggests options like mixing and matching components to build an educational experience from scratch.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Three presidential candidates have pledged to nominate a teacher to the Education Secretary position during a National Education Association forum.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
A look at the two major political parties' platforms since the first charter school law was passed shows how Democrats' positions on school choice have evolved, including increased calls for accountability.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Already home to a thriving ecosystem of private school choice, the state’s lawmakers want vouchers for thousands of new students.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
A ballot measure to expand the state's eligibility for so-called education savings account is contentious and confusing.
October 31, 2018 – Education Week

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