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Vouchers at issue in District 55



Mckenzie Rouson For education junkies, this is a race to watch. State Rep. Darryl Rouson (right), D-St. Petersburg, supports some types of vouchers (such as corporate tax credit scholarships). His primary opponent, Charles McKenzie (left), apparently does not.

Both are black Democrats in a predominantly black, Democratic district. Polls suggest black parents are more supportive of vouchers , and black Democrats in the state Legislature are strongly trending that way . So how will it shake out here?

A pro-voucher group, All Children Matter – Florida, recently weighed in with a flyer on Rouson's behalf, drawing McKenzie's ire. A news story on the subject in turn drew Rouson's ire because it misstated his position on Amendment 9, which he opposes. Here's a related item on all this from our sister blog Bay Buzz.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:54am]


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