Fla. high court nixes school vouchers

January 14, 2006 at 10:38 pm | Posted in Church and State | Leave a comment

(PWW) The Florida Supreme Court dealt a stunning blow to Gov. Jeb Bush’s highly touted state-sanctioned school voucher program Jan. 5, with a 5-2 majority declaring it unconstitutional.

State Supreme Court Chief Justice Barbara Pariente said in her opinion that the voucher program “diverts public dollars into separate private systems parallel to and in competition with the free public schools.”

Florida’s constitution recognizes public schools as the only mechanism for educating children. The governor’s program would have been the first statewide school voucher program in the nation.

Read more at http://www.pww.org/article/articleview/8365/1/303

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