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Black pastors speak out for school choice

By   /  May 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A hundred African-American pastors are speaking out in support of school choice, asking the Florida NAACP to drop out of a lawsuit that threatens a program that helps underprivileged children.

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Legal victory for two Florida school choice programs

By   /  May 24, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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A Florida judge on Tuesday ruled two school choice programs constitutional, allowing tens of thousands of students in the Sunshine State to continue to receive scholarship funding. Judge George Reynolds of the Second Circuit Court of Leon County gave the go-ahead to both the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, which grants low-income families with scholarships raised by private donations, […]

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Black ministers ask NAACP to drop fight against Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Education, Florida, National, News  /  No Comments

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A coalition of more than 100 African-American ministers in Florida formed to ask the NAACP to withdraw from a lawsuit against the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. The lawsuit brought by the Florida Education Association, the state NAACP chapter, the League of Women Voters and other groups challenges the constitutionality of the program, which now […]

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NAACP should support school choice, says former local president

By   /  May 11, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Former president of the Jacksonville NAACP and lifetime member R.B. Holmes writes that the organization needs to join the fight for school choice. He wrote in the Tallahassee Democrat: “The NAACP I know fought for equal opportunity for all boys and girls, not just those fortunate enough to live in a wealthy zip code with a […]

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Florida appeals court to hear tax credit scholarship arguments

By   /  May 10, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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A Florida appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday regarding the state’s tax credit scholarship program. More than 78,000 low-income students are using the program to attend private schools. The statewide teachers union, the state chapter of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and other groups filed a lawsuit against the program in 2014, which was dismissed by […]

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Reviving school choice in Florida

By   /  May 5, 2016  /  Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Florida state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr. says the “complacency” that has plagued the school-choice movement in Florida was swept away by enactment of a massive education bill this spring, and there’s more to come. “What I heard from my colleagues was, ‘So much has been done, we have to see what works.’ I’m saying, ‘We don’t […]

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