BREAKING: Universal School Choice Headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ Desk After Passing Florida Senate

By  //  March 23, 2023

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(FOX NEWS) – Universal school choice legislation is heading to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ desk after it passed the Republican-led Florida Senate on Thursday with a large majority.

Corey DeAngelis, a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children, told Fox News that he believes a universal school choice revolution has ignited.

“The dominoes are falling and there’s nothing the power-hungry teachers unions can do about it,” he said. “We all owe [American Federation of Teachers president] Randi Weingarten and her union allies a special thank you for overplaying their hand and awakening a sleeping giant: parents who want more of a say in their children’s education.”

If signed into law, the Florida bill will eventually make state-funded vouchers for students universal by removing income caps for eligibility to education savings accounts.

The final vote was 26-12, split among party lines.