So much for Florida’s historic education budget.

Governor Scott calls his proposed education budget historic.
What he doesn’t mention is that historic here is no higher than 42nd
in per pupil spending nationwide, even behind the states of Alabama and Georgia.
 He also doesn’t mention that most of
the new money is going to come from higher property taxes. Finally I don’t
think it should be lost on anyone that the five hundred million in increased
spending is almost dollar for dollar what is diverted away from the state
coffers to pay for the sates voucher programs.
Most of that money goes to religious schools and the entire
program has barely any over site or accountability. Governor Scott in effect is
saying let’s try and educate our children on the cheap and raise taxes to pay
for vouchers.
So in a way it is historic, it is just historically bad for
the tax payers and families of Florida.

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