Republican legislators vote to expand School choice in Florida. This time under the topic of bullying.
One of the measures provides scholarships for public-school students who are bullied by other students.
The parents would be able to use tax-payers dollars to transfer the student to a private school.
The school choice expansion is opposed by Florida Democrats. Florida Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale said, ”why are we expanding these vouchers, while we’re starving our public schools?”
But Florida Republicans reject that notion. They argue the new state budget would provide record increases on school spending around $21 billion.