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January 19, 2017

A good day for students’ school choice in Florida

Yesterday, the Florida Supreme Court rejected a union’s lawsuit challenging Florida's tax credit scholarship program, and a Florida appellate court rejected a school district's claim that charter schools violate the state constitution. These decisions protect K-12 students across the state. Florida's tax credit scholarship program allows bus ...

May 19, 2015

Court dismisses union lawsuit against Florida school choice program

Yesterday, a Florida trial court dismissed a union-led lawsuit challenging the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program. The Florida Legislature created the Tax Credit Scholarship Program in 2001, which gives dollar-for-dollar tax credits for donations from corporations to K-12 scholarship funding organizations. Nearly 70,000 Florida students from ...

April 28, 2015

Another vote for school choice

Imagine that your state creates a government-run grocery store chain because food is essential to survival. You don’t pay for your groceries, but your taxes skyrocket. The stores don’t need to compete for profit, so they don’t bother to win you over. Thus, the stench of slimy produce embraces you as you enter, and the milk ...

June 17, 2013

Decision in New Hampshire school choice case: the good and the bad

Today the New Hampshire Superior Court issued a whopping 45-page order in the state’s education tax credit program case.  Judge John M. Lewis ruled that the program is constitutional as long as the scholarships are not used to cover educational expenses of “schools or institutions of any religious sect or denomination.”  In oth ...

April 18, 2013

NH school choice program survives repeal effort–for now

Earlier this month PLF filed an amicus brief in an important New Hampshire school choice case.  The scholarship tax credit program at issue in that lawsuit has recently been the focus of a legislative repeal effort.  Last week we learned that the New Hampshire Senate Education Committee voted 3-2 in favor of an “Inexpedient to ...