Link to Miami HeraldFlorida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill yesterday creating a new school voucher program, the “Family Empowerment Scholarship,” for low-income students.

As Leslie Postal explains in the Orlando Sentinel, the law would allow up to 18,000 more students to receive state scholarships to attend private school and expands what is already the nation’s largest school-choice effort.

In an article for Education Next, Patrick Gibbons tells the story of an earlier voucher program in Florida, the Opportunity Scholarship Program, which was launched 20 years ago, and which kicked off a massive legal battle.

For more, please read “Florida’s New School Voucher Law Will Revive 20-Year-Old Legal Battle.”

— Education Next

Last updated May 10, 2019