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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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States don't do enough to inform parents about the rights they lose when they enroll children in private schools using vouchers, the GAO finds.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
An Education Week survey of teachers, principals, and district administrators nationwide show a plurality "fully oppose" charter schools and a solid majority oppose vouchers. Opponents include many who voted for President Donald Trump, a strong choice supporter.
December 13, 2017 – Education Week
A Senate confirmation hearing for two top positions in the Education Department gave opponents of the Trump administration's K-12 policy a chance to make their rhetorical case.
November 29, 2017 – Education Week
More than 2,100 private schools participate in at least one of Florida's private-school choice programs. Get a closer look at the popularity of these programs and the schools that participate in them.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
Here's a look at how things have turned out on several key campaign pledges a year after Trump's upset presidential victory.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The Florida private schools that last year collected $825 million in taxpayer-funded vouchers and scholarships have few requirements for informing the public on how they are serving students.
November 15, 2017 – Education Week
The new program barely received bipartisan approval from lawmakers, while incorporating elements aimed at issues of accountability and transparency.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
But the public also wants schools to provide more career and health supports—even if it means less academics, a poll finds.
August 28, 2017 – Education Week
Support for charter schools has dropped significantly over the last year, while opposition to private-school choice programs has softened, according to a new public opinion poll from Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
August 23, 2017 – Education Week
Public education gives students the diverse experiences and opportunities that may not be offered through school choice, writes Jessica Keigan.
July 25, 2017 – Teacher

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