House Panel Suggests Some School Voucher Changes

Florida private schools that take state vouchers would face new rules under proposed legislation the Florida House education committee is slated to review this morning.

The proposals would require state officials, for example, to visit all private schools before they are eligible to take one of Florida’s vouchers, or school scholarship programs, and would require schools to give parents a list of teachers and their credentials.

But the House committee’s suggestions are not as far reaching as those proposed in a bill by Sen. David Simmons,R-Altamonte Springs, in response to an Orlando Sentinel investigation published in October.

Read more →