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Florida Has A Full Blown School Voucher Program

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This week in Florida:

Up to 18,000 students can enroll in the program's first year from families with annual incomes at 300% of federal poverty guidelines. For a family of four, that means those making no more than $77,250. The number of students who can participate could rise in future years.

DeSantis and GOP lawmakers say the program gives parents more school choice for their children, especially those in districts where local public schools are failing and those who have special issues that can be better addressed in a different education setting.

"I personally believe, as a matter of philosophy, that parents know what's best for their kids," the governor said. "What this will do, in one fell swoop, you're offering opportunity for thousands and thousands of low-income students."