Teach Florida Applauds State’s Supreme Court’s Dismissal of Lawsuit to End Tax Credit Scholarships

Posted on January 18, 2017 In News, Press Releases

Hollywood, Fl. –  Teach Florida, a project of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center, hails the Florida Supreme Court’s decision today to dismiss the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit against the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship. The scholarship program helps 98,000 low-income students, including 2,400 Jewish day school students, learn in the schools of their choice,.

“Today’s decision affirms our state’s commitment to giving students the opportunity to learn in the school where they will thrive best,” said Dr. Allan Jacob, co-chair of Teach Florida and a leader in the state school choice movement. “This means 98,000 students and their parents can stay on their successful educational paths now that the threat of losing their schools is gone.”

Teach Florida worked with the Florida Federation of Children and the Jewish Educational Leadership Coalition in support of the Tax Credit Scholarship program, especially the expansion of its eligibility requirements. Teach Florida, a coalition of schools, leaders, and parents, advocates for government funding to provide equitable services and support to non-public school students.

“This decision affirms Florida’s role as a national leader in implementing solutions to help low- and moderate-income students receive the best education possible for them,” said Mimi Jankovits, executive director of Teach Florida. “We look forward to working with elected and government officials to continue giving all Florida children the best education possible in a safe and secure environment.”

Contact:

Mimi Baron Jankovits

Executive Director, Teach Florida

(954) 406-6336, mimij@ou.org

https://advocacy.ou.org/florida/

 

About Teach Florida
Teach Florida is a project of the Orthodox Union, a not-for-profit organization. Teach Florida is the leading voice for the state’s Jewish day school community. With approximately 9,500 students in Jewish day schools across Florida, our schools educate and empower our children and play a critical role in the civic life of our communities.