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Heidi Gonzalez: Lawsuit against school choice will hurt children like mine

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Five years ago, my daughter Samantha was struggling in sixth grade and not getting enough help, because her teachers were dealing with too many struggling students at once. It wasn’t long before she began hanging out with the wrong crowd, and acting up in school and at home. I knew I had to make a change. I found out about a scholarship called the Florida tax credit scholarship, which allows low-income parents to send their children to private school. I…

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Florida judge upholds state’s 2 main voucher programs

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A Florida judge is upholding two of the state’s main private school voucher programs. Circuit Judge George Reynolds on Monday ruled against a request by parents and education advocacy groups to shut down state-created programs that pay to send children to private schools. One of the programs provides private school tuition to children with disabilities while the other helps children from low-income families. The ruling is a prelude to a much larger trial over Florida’s entire education system scheduled for…

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