Education Bills on the Move – Florida Legislative Session Week 2 Highlights

Bills to Create New K-12 Scholarship Programs Clear First Committee Stops:  Legislation to create new K-12 scholarship programs have passed in both the Senate Education Committee and House Education Committee since the start of Florida’s 2019 legislative session.  SB 7070, a Senate Education Committee bill, passed its first committee meeting on March 5. The legislation would create a new Family Empowerment Scholarship Program, which would […]

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,[…..]

Statement from Patricia Levesque on State of the State Address by Governor Ron DeSantis

Tallahassee – Today, Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of Foundation for Florida’s Future, released the following statement on Governor Ron DeSantis’ first State of the State address: We applaud Governor DeSantis for his visionary leadership on behalf of Florida’s students. He rightfully is prioritizing their long-term success by aligning career and technical education with real-world jobs and ensuring[…..]