Tag: Jack Latvala

Endgame becoming clearer for Florida school choice legislation

The fate of two pieces of legislation – one increasing access to dual enrollment classes for private school students, and one overhauling the rules governing high school sports and other extracurricular activities – looked uncertain going into the penultimate week of Florida’s legislative session. The dual enrollment bill had gotten[Read More…]

Republican offers to serve as ‘bridge’ to teachers union on FL school choice suit

Citing concern for low-income children whose school choice scholarships are threatened by a recently filed lawsuit, a key Republican legislator is offering to play the role of peacemaker with the Florida teachers union. In a letter to Florida Education Association President Andy Ford, which was obtained and reported by the Tampa Bay Times/Miami Herald[Read More…]

Drama mounts as Florida parent trigger heads to Senate floor

Florida’s parent trigger bill is headed to the Senate floor after another predictable party-line committee vote. But odds are rising that this year’s model will bring as much last-minute drama as its predecessor did last year, when several Republicans broke rank to kill the measure. In the Senate Appropriations Committee[Read More…]