PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Expert Reacts to Signing of Education Choice Expansion Bill

Published June 28, 2017

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed HB 15, expanding eligibility for the Gardiner Scholarship program to students who are hospitalized, homebound, deaf, visually impaired, have suffered traumatic brain injuries, or suffer from other rare diseases. In addition, scholarship amounts for low-income students served by the Florida Scholarship Tax Credit Scholarship Program are increased.

The following statement from Lennie Jarratt, project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute – a free-market think tank – may be used for attribution. For more comments, refer to the contact information below. To book Jarratt on your program, please contact Media Specialist Billy Aouste at [email protected] and 312/377-4000 or (cell) 847/445-7554.

“Florida continues to be one of the leaders in expanding education opportunities for students. The day is coming soon when all parents and students will have the freedom to decide what education is best for them instead of it being decided by a bureaucrat in Tallahassee.”

Lennie Jarratt
Project Manager, Education
The Heartland Institute
[email protected]