March 8, 2023

Private school vouchers for millionaires draws criticism from governor and Democratic lawmakers [Action News Jax]

Jake Stofan writes:

"JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Legislation offering universal private school vouchers to all Florida students continues to progress in the House and Senate, clearing committees in both chambers Wednesday.

But there’s debate over how much the measure would cost and who should qualify.


The House has estimated the bill would cost the state $209.6 million in its first year, but an estimate from the Florida Policy Institute [emphasis added] put the cost around twenty times that amount at $4 billion.

Traditional public schools would lose funding for every student that takes advantage of the scholarships and decides to attend a private school."

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