Full Steam Ahead for School Voucher Expansion
A panel of lawmakers gave the green light Tuesday to a big expansion of a state voucher program that gives low-income students an opportunity to attend private schools.
The Senate Finance and Tax Committee passed SB 2126, which would allow more students to apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. The program provides 25,000 low income Florida students with a $3,950 voucher to attend a private school. The money comes from businesses, which get a corporate tax credit in exchange.