This summer there's been a big push by the nation's powerful teacher unions to completely revamp the nation's standardized tests mandated under No Child Left Behind and then revamped with the White House’s new Common Core standards.
Democratic nominee for governor Charlie Crist stumped the state on Thursday with his former rival Nan Rich and other winners and losers from Tuesday's primary ballot. It was the traditional show of post-primary unity before the launch of the general election campaign.
Originally published on Thu August 28, 2014 10:14 pm
When Florida first approved its private school tax credit scholarship program in 2001, Florida Education Association attorney Ron Meyer said education groups questioned the legality, but no one really objected to helping low-income students get out of low-performing schools.
But then the scholarship program started to grow. Lawmakers approved a law that automatically expanded the program each year. Then earlier this year lawmakers raised the income cap. Now, a family of four earning $62,000 can receive a partial scholarship.