Tag: Shevrin Jones

Florida House backs private school choice legislation unanimously

The Florida House this afternoon unanimously passed legislation that would strengthen two private school choice programs. HB 15 would increase per-student funding for tax credit scholarships. Children would be able to receive larger scholarships in high school, where private school tuition tends to be more expensive. The bill would also[Read More…]

Florida school choice expansion could be headed for House floor

A bill that would accelerate the growth of Florida’s tax-credit scholarship program could be headed for a vote on the House floor. The House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee approved the measure on a party-line vote Tuesday, after approving changes that would raise limits on the program’s growth and voting down[Read More…]

Florida House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee meets for first time

Some members of the Florida House Choice & Innovation Subcommittee grew up attending public schools and, later, went to work for them. Others sent their children to parochial schools and charter schools while at least one representative home-schooled his kids. In all, 13 members of the new subcommittee said they[Read More…]