Voucher blitz coming
Expect to hear more soon about how public schools aren't up to snuff and how vouchers are the solution. The Alliance for School Choice will launch a national campaign tomorrow aimed at recruiting 10,000 new supporters by January, in time for many state legislative sessions, including here in Florida.
A press release says the "School Choice Works" campaign will include a barrage of radio and online advertising, and will "shine an unprecedented spotlight on the failures of many public schools in America." Alliance spokesman Andrew Campanella tells the Gradebook that Florida is among the targeted states. "We want to keep the momentum there going," he wrote in an e-mail.
Voucher supporters have had a lot to cheer about in Florida in the past year, including the expansion of corporate tax-credit vouchers, the shifting alliances among Democratic lawmakers and some high-profile converts.
Ron Matus, state education reporter