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Supporters of Florida Tax Credit Scholarship to rally at Capitol



Thousands of supporters of a controversial voucher-like education program plan to rally at the Florida Capitol on Tuesday, and they'll be led by a special guest: Martin Luther King III, son of the civil rights leader whom the nation is honoring with its annual federal holiday today.

King is set to be the keynote speaker at the rally, which was organized by the "Save Our Scholarships Coalition" and other school-choice groups to emphasize support for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship.

The 15-year-old state program helps low-income families afford to send their children to private schools. The state's largest teachers union is challenging the constitutionality of the program in court, and rally-goers on Tuesday want the Florida Education Association to drop the lawsuit.

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[Last modified: Monday, January 18, 2016 2:21pm]


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