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.

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Originally published by Florida Politics