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Rick Scott: I will support vouchers



In response to questions from voucher supporters, Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott says he will protect and expand Florida's tax-credit scholarship program.

Scott's position wasn't and isn't entirely clear, given that he wants to end the corporate income tax, the primary funding source for tax-credit vouchers. And he's still not offering any specifics about alternative funding.

But in a letter yesterday to the Hispanic Council for Reform and Education Options, Scott said he strongly supports school choice, strongly supports the tax credit scholarships and is "committed to finding a solution that will continue to allow families more choice in where to send their child to school."

"I want to create an education system that allows for more opportunities like those currently provided by these scholarships," he wrote.

[Last modified: Monday, September 27, 2010 12:58pm]


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