Florida Chamber-Backed School Choice Bill Passes House
Today, the Florida House of Representatives passed a Florida Chamber-backed bill that would empower parents to choose the best learning environment for their students.
HB 7037, sponsored by Rep. Bob Cortes (R-Maitland), establishes a charter school institute to provide technical assistance to charter school applicants, increasing the likelihood that only high-quality charter schools earn approval to educate children. The bill also expands access to charter schools for students, as well as access to virtual K-12 education.
The Florida Chamber believes that a quality education, from early learning to lifelong learning, is Florida’s new economic development strategy and school choice is one way to meet Florida’s needs.
As Senator John Legg, Chairman of the Senate Pre K-12 Education Committee, said on a recent Florida Chamber Bottom Line,
“School choice is critical. There is no way that the traditional public school system,
a one size fits all model, will work.”
- Join us as we co-host the Children’s Week Business Leaders Luncheon in Tallahassee on April 13, where conversations will focus on early learning
- Attend the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Annual Education Solutions Summit on June 9 in Tampa. Held in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education, discussions will range from early learning to workforce development
- Be a part of the Florida Chamber Foundation’s Business Alliance for Early Learning