Nonprofit estimates ‘universal school choice’ could cost Florida billions

A Florida nonprofit is warning Republican plans for universal school choice could cost the state billions in the first year alone. Florida Policy Institute offered its findings Wednesday, which contradict the state’s dramatically lower estimates.The price tag has loomed large from the moment state Republicans announced their bill to open up school vouchers to all Florida students — regardless of ability, income or status. House Speaker Paul Renner made the change one of his top goals for this year’s legislative session.”This is about fully customizing education,” Renner said last month, “which, in turn, allows children to reach their full potential.”During

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