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SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS HAVE BEEN 'WILDLY SUCCESSFUL' UNDER GOV. DESANTIS. NOW PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAY CLOSE.

Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Republicans have spent years aggressively turning the state into a haven for school choice. They have been wildly successful, with tens of thousands more children enrolling in private or charter schools or homeschooling.Now as those programs balloon, some of Florida’s largest school districts are facing staggering enrollment declines — and grappling with the possibility of campus closures — as dollars follow the increasing number of parents opting out of traditional public schools......MORE

 POLITICO - 05/28/2024

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The home near Windermere owned by Rep. Carolina Amesty's family-run university. Central Christian University argued it should be exempt from paying property taxes on the home that is a residence of its president, Amesty's father. The Orange County Property Appraiser disagreed, as did a special magistrate. The magistrate recommended the exemption be denied, saying the house served as a private home not a part of an "educational institutional (Annie Martin/Orlando Sentinel)

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People hold signs during a joint board meeting of the Florida Board of Medicine and the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., to establish new guidelines limiting gender-affirming care in Florida. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel)

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