Gardiner Statement On Dismissal Of FEA Challenge

By  //  September 25, 2014


TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA — Florida Senate President-Designate Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) released the following statement regarding the dismissal of the Florida Education Association’s challenge of Senate Bill 850.

Sen. Andy Gardiner
Sen. Andy Gardiner

“It is likely that by the end of the week more than 1,000 students with unique abilities will have been awarded Personal Learning Scholarships Accounts for the 2014-15 school year. The last thing these students and their parents need is a politically-motivated legal attack from union bosses financed by the paychecks of hardworking Florida teachers.

“We are hopeful the Florida Education Association will take this opportunity to re-evaluate their case and recognize the harm continuing this lawsuit will cause students with unique abilities who have been awarded Personal Learning Scholarship Accounts and the more than 60,000 recipients of Tax Credit Scholarships who are thriving in classrooms and other education programs across our state.”