Every Florida student deserves to attend an excellent school.
Sadly, 37,000 students were turned away last year from charter schools because lack of space. 97% of those students were on waiting lists for "A" and "B" rated public schools.
We must give Florida students more and better choices. Fortunately, we have an opportunity right now to significantly improve access to high performing schools.
In the next two weeks, the Florida House and Senate will hold final votes on bills that will specifically:
- increase quality school options for Florida kids by making it easier for high performing charter schools to expand;
- allow students of any grade level to leave a failing school and switch to a high performing school in any district; and
- give students with disabilities the option to obtain funding to attend private school.
Florida students should not be forced to attend failing schools just because of their zip code.
Take action today to urge your legislator to pass laws that will help give all Florida students access to excellent schools.