Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Judge Rejects Challenge To Florida's School Voucher Program

According to AP, yesterday a Florida state trial court judge refused to grant a preliminary injunction against operation of the state's two main school voucher programs. State Circuit Judge George Reynolds held that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge the program that provides private school tuition for children with disabilities.  He concluded that the other program that provides tuition assistance to low income families did not run afoul of state constitutional provisions, even though they allowed vouchers for attendance at religiously affiliated schools.  Another suit broadly challenging the adequacy of state funding for education however is still moving forward.