State tax credit scholarship program upheld

by Randall P. Lieberman

June 1, 2015

On May 18, parents of about 70,000 low-income students in Florida won a major legal victory in Tallahassee, the state capital, when a judge sided with them in favor of the nation’s largest private school choice program — a program that many local parents use to send their kids to Jewish day schools.

On that day, Leon County Circuit Judge George Reynolds ruled that the Florida teachers union (Florida Education Association), Florida School Boards Association and other plaintiffs did not have standing to proceed in a suit that sought to dismantle the state’s 14-year-old Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program.

Fifteen scholarship parents from around the state intervened in the case to help the defense.

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