Education Bills on the Move – Florida Legislative Session Week 4 Highlights

Listen to this week’s Pundits on the Porch podcast to hear Foundation for Florida’s Future Executive Director Patricia Levesque talk about Florida’s unprecedented turnaround in academic achievement and what lawmakers can do next to ensure student success. Highlights: A new survey from Florida Atlantic University shows that expanding private education choice to middle-income families was the third […]

Margie Viera: Why I support Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship proposal

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[…..]

Parents to Senate Ed Committee: Raise the Income Limit, Expand Access to Private School Choice

By Patricia Levesque,  Executive Director During the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of Florida families have benefited from educational opportunity. That’s why I wasn’t surprised to hear more than a dozen Florida parents share their support for the state’s private school choice scholarship programs at yesterday’s Senate Education Committee. Senate Bill 7070 contains several education proposals,[…..]