Speaker Renner today announced that the Florida House’s #1 legislative priority – H.B. 1 – will be passage of a highly-innovative flexible scholarship program that will make every Florida student eligible for school choice assistance.
Speaker Renner’s school choice initiative is notable because it closes some existing gaps in scholarship eligibility and gives greater flexibility to families participating in the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) program.
This flexibility means that interested families will be able to select “a la carte” courses for their children — and that new education providers are apt to arise to teach specialized courses for K-12 students. Could Florida History courses taught by scholars at the Museum of Florida History be around the corner? How about Hebrew classes taught by a local rabbi? Or a marine biology course taught by a local aquarium?
Speaker Renner deserves kudos for his bold leadership in offering this highly-innovative flexible scholarship proposal.