The League of Women Voters of Florida supports a free public school system for Florida with high standards for student achievement and with equality of educational opportunity for all that is financed adequately by the state through an equitable funding formula. The League supports a review of funding sources to provide adequate, equitable and quality education.
League Joins Lawsuits to Ensure High Quality Public Education
The League of Women Voters of Florida and others have taken legal action to defend the state Constitution's requirement to provide a "uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality system of free public schools that allows students to obtain a high quality education." Click here and here to read the legal filings.
League Concludes School Choice Study
In 2012-13, the League initiated a study to better understand the oversight of public moneys that are allocated to charter schools and other private educational institutions. The League recognizes first and foremost it is a paramount duty of the state to provide for education and that charter schools, while privately owned and managed, are under contract to public school districts, funded by the public and must be accountable to the public. The League does not support direct or indirect tax credit funding for private schools.
Local Florida Leagues from Miami-Dade to Escambia counties conducted studies and held consensus meetings to formulate the League’s positions on school choice. The results of each local League's work can be accessed by clicking on the appropriate location on the Florida map below
Additional studies from Broward, Marion and Miami-Dade counties are underway and the results will be published soon.
Click here to view the League's final statewide report on school choice!