Education Blog Update: FTC Scholarship Program for private schools under review

Education Blog Update:  FTC Scholarship Program for private schools under review

Today’s Sun Sentinel ran an article outlining needed improvements in the FTC program that provides tuition scholarships to private schools. There are about a billion dollars of corporate tax credits that the State of Florida diverts to this program. According the Sun Sentinel, a legislative committee is holding a hearing. Here’s why:

Some school operators continue to receive scholarship money even though they have filed for bankruptcy.
Eight schools hired staff with criminal records, and some people with criminal records start schools.
Some schools falsify fire and health inspection records.
Teachers without college degrees are employed.
Students with disabilities are promised services that do not exist.
Schools receive funding for students who are not enrolled.
School facilities can be so substandard that they may be unsafe and in strip malls with unsavory neighbors.

To read more about this issue in the LWV Education Blog Click here

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