Who is John Kirtley?

John Kirtley Chairman, Step Up for Students voucher program, receives 3% of the gross diverted tax dollars used to fund the program, holding a monopoly on all Florida vouchers. At least a billion dollars for Corporate Tax Credit vouchers has been diverted to primarily religious schools since the program started, there are 4 voucher programs…

Take Action: Late-filed HB 7075 Parent Empowerment Voucher heard today


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Today, at 9A, HB 7075, the massive “Parent Empowerment Voucher,” late-filed last night leaving no time for amendments, will be heard in House Appropriations, scheduled to meet for five hours.  Formerly known as PCB EDC 19-01, HB 7075 is compared to SB 7070, the Senate Train,  and both bills seek to expand what was once…

A look inside SB 7070 FL Train Bill – a radical shift to vouchers for all

Gov. DeSantis Proposed Budget Implementing Bill here. Important: Here is where the “Equal Opportunity Voucher” is first mentioned, it is later called the “Family Empowerment Scholarship/Voucher.” This voucher is radical because the Governor seeks to fund it through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) through our property taxes instead of a diverted revenue scheme (Corporate…

FL Take Action Now: Massive Voucher Expansion Hits House ED Today


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Today at 12 noon, March 14, 2019, the House Education Committee will hear EDC 19-01, which posted less than 48 hours ago. This is a massive voucher expansion that will use your property taxes to give private/religious school vouchers to families earning nearly $100,000! This is a set-up to universal vouchers for private schools, forever…

Yes on SB 7070: Diaz, Baxley, Perry, Simmons & Stargel


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This is how the votes went for the horrible SB 7070 “train/omnibus” bill in the Senate Education Committee, Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  Is your senator on this list? Please thank the “No” votes and tell the “Yes” votes know what you think.  Spread the word to your sphere of influence about who voted to spend…

Take Action: FL Ed Train Bill SB 7070 is a big NO


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Folks, tomorrow, Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at 10:30A as the Florida Senate Education Committee hears SB 7070. We must  vehemently oppose  SB 7070, a massive “Train Bill” that caters solely to the Koch Brothers and school “choice” lobbyists. We must reject the combining of a massive voucher expansion that will use public dollars within the…

FL 2019 Legislature – Public Education Bills to Follow

The 2019 Florida Legislature begins March 5, 2019. Gov. DeSantis Proposed Budget Implementing Bill here. Important: Here is where the “Equal Opportunity Voucher” is first mentioned, it is later called the “Family Empowerment Scholarship/Voucher.” This voucher  is radical because the Governor seeks to fund it through the Florida Education Finance Program (FEFP) through our property…