Florida Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Tax Credit Scholarship Program

Published May 19, 2015

A circuit court judge tossed out a lawsuit against school vouchers in Florida, according to a redifinED report. The Florida PTA, a state teachers union, the Florida School Boards Association, and other groups sued, arguing Florida’s tax credit scholarships violated the state constitution. The groups claimed the tax credit scholarship program created a “parallel” system of publicly supported schools. Similar to past lawsuits, the plaintiffs claimed the scholarships provided state subsidies for religious institutions.

Judge George Reynolds of Leon County dismissed the lawsuit on May 18, affirming tax credit scholarships do not come out of the state budget. Reynolds also noted the plaintiffs could not prove there was or would be harm to traditional public schools.

Chris Neal ([email protected]) writes from New York, New York. 

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