Those who oppose a school voucher system, teachers unions and liberals, do so for just one reason, control. Their emphasis is always on spending on schools and teachers (bricks, equipment, more teachers, better benefits, higher salaries), instead of teaching the students. It means job security with little accountability for them. It also means dead-ending children in failing schools with no way out except for those who can afford to send their children to a private school, where the emphasis is producing educated students with the resources they already have.
Time for the state legislature to step up to the plate and save the educating of our kids to the parents, not the court.
State Supreme Court rules vouchers unconstitutional. The Florida Supreme Court struck down the state's voucher system that allows some children to attend private schools at taxpayer expense, saying it violates the state constitution's requirement of a uniform system of free public schools. [PensacolaNewsJournal.com - Local News]
Florida Court Strikes Down School Voucher Program. The court said the state constitution bars Florida from using taxpayer money to finance a private alternative to the public system. By SAM DILLON.
Case was wrongly decided.