Tag: Manuel Sykes

Politics of school choice getting complicated for FL Democrats

From the News Service of Florida: In a move that highlights the political crosscurrents confronting Democrats on education issues, a coalition emphasizing the benefits of state-approved vouchers for low-income students called Wednesday for the Florida Education Association to drop a lawsuit challenging the program. The Save Our Scholarships Coalition, which[Read More…]

Local NAACP president defends Sen. Rubio’s scholarship bill

Editor’s note: The Rev. Manuel Sykes is pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church and president of the St. Petersburg NAACP, an active chapter on Florida’s west coast. In this commentary, he responds to a recent Tampa Bay Times column that criticized a federal tax credit scholarship bill offered by U.S. Sen. Marco[Read More…]