DeSantis announces plan for new scholarship program

DeSantis announces plan for new scholarship program


Rhonda Santa’s coming to South Florida today to announce major scholarship changes but his proposal is not sitting well with some in the educational community our senior political reporter Michael Putney is live at this story Michael Louis we are at the Greater Miami Adventist Academy in West miami-dade about half the kids enrolled at the school have their tuition paid for by the state tax credit scholarship program well the governor came to the school today and said many more thousands more students and parents in Florida should have the right to choose a school like this one it felt like a revival meeting at the Greater Miami Adventist Academy as students rock the house with contemporary hems waiting for the governor to arrive we’re gonna have an equal opportunity scholarship that’s going to work very similar to the Tax Credit scholarship and it’s going to make sure that those families who are on the waiting list have a scholarship and that those parents have the ability to choose the best education for their child half the 410 students at this private Christian school have their tuition paid for by the state tax credit scholarship program 13 thousand kids in Florida are waiting to get one so in Florida public education is going to have a meaning that is directed by the parents where the parents are the drivers or they know what’s best for their kids governor disentis got off to a strong start in his first 30 days widely praised for moderate bipartisan policies but expanding school vouchers that means the honeymoon is over the state Democratic Party chair calls it just another Republican plan aimed at starving public schools of funding and fuddling tax dollars into the hands of unaccountable special interests are you guys an unaccountable special-interest up here I mean yeah I think that’s a lot of political rhetoric the governor is pretty good at political rhetoric himself and it is likely the Legislature will agree and fund 14 thousand more tax credit scholarships Democrats believe that money should go to traditional public schools we’re live in West miami-dade Michael Putnam local 10 News

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