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Florida voucher leader joins public school foundation



John Kirtley, arguably Florida's leading voucher supporter (probably a tie between him and Jeb Bush), is now a member of the board of directors of the Hillsborough Education Foundation, which raises money for public schools.

Kirtley's new gig further blurs the political lines in the voucher wars. Democratic lawmakers in Florida continue to migrate to the pro-voucher position. And just last month, Step Up for Students - the voucher group Kirtley chairs - announced a partnership with the Hillsborough teachers union to help train private school teachers.


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:36am]


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