Democrats and Teachers’ Union Fight Against Scholarships for Poor Floridians – National Review Online


A minister in central Florida is striking back at the state’s teachers’ unions for their dogged attacks on a school tax-credit scholarship that affords tens of thousands of low-income families a choice of schools for their kids.

In an Orlando Sentinel column, Reverend R. B. Holmes said that it is “a matter of fundamental decency” to allow parents to choose where their kids are educated, and lambasted the Florida Education Association (FEA) for trying to force students back into failing public schools. Florida’s education system includes many school-choice options, yet the teachers’ union has targeted the tax-credit scholarship, which primarily assists families with low incomes. (The average participating household is only 4.4 percent above the poverty line, and minority and single-parent households make up a majority of participants.)



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