Education choice benefits students, not systems

Nearly a year after first offering her views about Florida’s education choice programs and Step Up For Students, Sally Butzin recently returned to the Democrat riding the same ramshackle narrative of shadowy forces supposedly undermining public education.

Florida is not creating two parallel school systems. It is funding students, not systems, ensuring the money follows the child to the setting that works best for him or her.

Butzin writes that “parents have always had the right to send their child to a private school” — but only if they had the means. What is a choice if you can’t exercise it? Florida’s scholarship programs have given more families more educational options – and at 59% less per pupil than what the state spends on public school students.

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Butzin then presents a litany of the same tired criticisms of private schools and scholarship programs:

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