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Victory in Florida for Universal School Choice – and Civil Rights

Ron DeSantis proved again that he is one of America’s top governors when his expanded school choice bill HB1 passed 26-12. It is headed to the Governor’s desk.

The bill makes every Florida student eligible for $8,000 in an education savings account that can be used toward private school tuition, tutoring, homeschooling materials, or testing fees.

Previously, about 70 percent of Florida students were eligible for the state’s school choice scholarships — but as other states enacted universal school choice, Florida was in danger of losing its longtime leadership on school choice dating to the Jeb Bush era.

The passage of this bill is one of the great civil rights victories in modern times as the state’s minorities – particularly black and Hispanic school children – are the biggest winners of all.

So why are so few Democrats for this?

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