Florida Pursues Risky Experiment Of Education Privatization | Print |
August 2011

Florida is pursuing education privatization further and faster than any other state, conducting a risky experiment with the education of 2.6 million public school students and the schools that serve them.

Florida already is the leader among the states in the number of students in voucher programs and public dollars expended for them.  The Florida Legislature went even further in its 2011 session, expanding every alternative to traditional public schools—even while it cut public school funding for the fourth year in a row.

The state's focus on choice programs hurts the public school system by diverting public money to private schools and for-profit education companies.

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