The Florida Teacher’s Union, the FEA, received a devastating loss today in the Florida Courts. They had sought to invalidate SB 850, and twice now the judge in the case has rejected their arguments. From the Tampa Bay Times Buzz Blog:
“A judge on Tuesday dismissed one of two lawsuits aimed at Florida's controversial school voucher program. The suit challenged the 2014 expansion of a program that provides private-school scholarships for low-income children. It also threatened a new program creating scholarships for children with special needs. A second lawsuit, which is still pending, alleges the voucher program conflicts with the state Constitution. Both are being driven by the statewide teachers union…On Tuesday, Francis said the new complaint lacked "a legally sufficient basis to sustain a finding of special injury."
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