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Scholarship students to teachers union: Be our valentines

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

Scholarship students bring Valentines to teachers union that opposes scholarships.

Florida’s largest teachers union has gone to court seeking to end scholarship tax credits. Scholarship students responded by stopping by the Florida Education Association offices with valentines and candies reading “#DropTheSuit.” “Today was really just about sweetness,” said Bob Bellafiore, a spokesperson for the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options. “These kids deserve the same chances that people of […]

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Florida school choice bills head to House floor

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

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The Florida House Education Committee has passed two school choice measures that will now head to the House floor with a vote that closely followed party lines. One is a constitutional amendment that would create a statewide entity to approve charter schools in Florida rather than requiring approval from school districts. The other would allow […]

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A Florida mom’s story of school choice

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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Florida mom Olivia Huron-Schaeffer has written a piece for Florida Today in which she refutes a column by Richard Smith, president of the Brevard teachers union. She pushes back against claims that scholarship programs hurt public education, and takes on other well-worn examples of misinformation about school choice, such as the idea that charter schools cherry-pick students. […]

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5 things: Why property taxes get bigger in Texas

By   /  January 13, 2016  /  News, Taxes, Texas  /  No Comments

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Gov. Greg Abbott boasts that “Texas rightfully led the nation in cutting taxes.” Too bad local governments and schools didn’t get the memo.

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There are liberals who support school choice, too

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Education, Education Blog, Florida  /  No Comments

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While school choice can sometimes seem like a partisan issue, it’s important to remember that there are those on both sides of the aisle supporting access to a good education.  The Sunshine State News writes about a group in Florida that is working to enlist support from both the political right and left.

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