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Proposed voucher expansion draws questions, legal threat



From The Buzz: Some students who have asthma, diabetes and ADHD could qualify for school vouchers under a proposal being pushed through the Florida Legislature that met with some resistance in a House panel Friday morning. "A student who has asthma is very different from a student who can't speak," said Rep. Geraldine Thompson, an Orlando Democrat. She was referring to the McKay Scholarship Program, which lets students with disabilities use public money for private-school tuition.

[Last modified: Friday, April 8, 2011 4:17pm]


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