DeSantis signs school-choice bill with nearly $8,000 in state funding per child


Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signs new legislation on school choice for parents and families, March 27, 2023.

(JNS) - Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Monday to establish a statewide voucher program in which every child will be eligible to receive nearly $8,000 toward schooling, tutoring or other educational-related expenses.

"The State of Florida is No. 1 when it comes to education freedom and education choice, and today's signing cements us into that No. 1 position," said DeSantis. He called the new law "the largest expansion of education choice not only in the history of this state but in the history of these United States."

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