Tag: SB48

Commentary: Combining, expanding school choice programs would be another big step forward for Florida students

Editor’s note: This opinion piece from Tim Benson, a policy analyst in the government relations department at The Heartland Institute, appeared Friday on the institute’s website. It describes Senate Bill 48, which cleared its last committee in March. A companion bill in the House, House Bill 7045, won approval from[Read More…]

Education choice bill to streamline and add flexibility advances

A bill that would simplify Florida’s education choice programs by merging five scholarships into two and add a flexible spending option advanced one more step toward passage today after clearing the Florida Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. By a vote of 6 to 3 along party lines, members approved SB48, which[Read More…]

podcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill on SB 48, which would further empower Florida families seeking education choice

On this episode, redefinED managing editor Donna Winchester asks Tuthill about a landmark education choice bill filed Thursday in the Florida Senate. Sponsored by Sen. Manny Diaz Jr. (R-Hialeah), SB 48 would merge Florida’s five choice scholarship programs into two and add flexible spending options in the form of education[Read More…]