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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 09:07 PM
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6. More...this is really bad stuff. Could lead to legislature directly financing private schools.
From the Palm Beach Post.

"Supporters say the measure, approved Friday by a powerful commission, is meant for vouchers and other programs such as Bright Futures scholarships, but opponents say it could open the door for legislators to directly finance private schools - possibly a first in the country."

That is the part that jumped out at me.

Where is the effing outrage!

"That's because on Friday, voucher supporters topped that measure with one likely to be widely supported - requiring 65 percent of all education dollars to be spent in the classroom, not on administrative or bureaucratic costs.

Both items will appear as a single ballot question in November, with the so-called 65 percent solution first.

"I do understand what bait-and-switch means," said former state House member and American Bar Association President Sandy D'Alemberte, who sits on the commission. "When you combine two different measures and give them (voters) only one chance to vote, you're not giving them a chance to vote against something."


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/state/epaper...

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