Florida school districts join fight against new school law - Florida Politics

Florida school districts join fight against new school law

More and more Florida school districts are joining a looming legal fight over a new law that steers money to privately run charter schools.

The Miami Herald reports the Miami-Dade School Board voted unanimously Wednesday to join a proposed lawsuit to block the sweeping legislation pushed by House Speaker Richard Corcoran.

Miami-Dade is now one of seven districts that have voted to sue over the law, including all three districts located in heavily populated South Florida.

School officials have criticized the law because of the measure forcing school districts to share property taxes with charter schools. Charter schools are in line to get more than $96 million from this provision.

Legislators have defended the new law, saying charter schools are public schools that deserve their share of local tax dollars.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

2 Comments

  1. Maybe the Teachers Union and Administrators should take note, Results Count! When Charter schools can get far better educated students at Half of the cost of Public schools… The funds are being misdirected instead of using them on EDUCATION. The Unions and Administrators will never take responsibility, so why would their students?

  2. Charter Schools save the State money and do a better job.Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties fail to get 75% of black males meaningful graduate certification, and brag when schools get 70% completion ratios.

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