Why I support Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship proposal
By Margie Viera
Florida is the nation’s leader in empowering families with high-quality educational choices.
It’s a fact that close to 50 percent of Florida students exercise some form of school choice.
However, there are still countless families who can’t find a public option that fits their child. I should know — we are one of those families.
I’m a single mom to two wonderful boys who are, unfortunately, struggling in their current school. I am also a small-business owner and, while some years are better than others, I’ve never made enough to afford to send them to a private school.
Now you can imagine my excitement when I learned that the Florida House has proposed a new scholarship program that would allow me to choose a private school for my sons.
Originally published by Florida Politics