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Corporate tax credit scholarships: Enhancing Florida's public education?

In a new op-ed piece for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Florida School Choice Fund president Doug Tuthill argues that the voucher program for Florida low-income students is but one more option in a growing and diverse education menu including everything from IB to pre-K.

He cites the growing number of African-American and Democratic lawmakers who support the initiative as proof of the program's value.

"This growing bipartisan majority is embracing an expanded definition of public education that now includes a plethora of options for the state's 2.6 million students," Tuthill writes, also mentioning the studies that show the scholarship program saves Florida millions.

The point, he says, is to give all families -- not just wealthy ones -- education choices. Who could be against that? Right?

Of course, many disagree, saying the state should not be pulling scarce resources out of public schools to give to any private ones. Now it's your turn. Which side of the argument do you support?

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:24am]

    

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