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Vouchers vulnerable?



Nobody expects former Gov. Jeb Bush or other voucher supporters to quietly fade away in light of yesterday's Florida Supreme Court ruling. But what about voucher opponents? Might they really go on the legal offensive, as Bush suggested?

Andyford Florida Education Association President Andy Ford (left) told the Gradebook that his organization had no plan to challenge the two existing voucher programs "at this point." But, he added quickly, "that doesn't mean we won't." We've heard this before, but could things be different now that corporate tax credit vouchers are expanding?

Well, it seems opinions on yesterday's ruling are not in short supply.  Read on for links to several.

- John Kirtley, a driving force behind corporate tax credit vouchers.
- The CATO Institute, a free market think tank.
- The Florida Catholic Conference.
- House Minority Leader Dan Gelber, D-Miami Beach.
- The Anti-Defamation League.
- The American Civil Liberties Union.
- Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
- People for the American Way.

- Ron Matus, state education reporter

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:55am]


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