Column: School vouchers save taxpayers money

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St. Augustine Record

Mar 7, 1:00 AM

Column: School vouchers save taxpayers money

The Record’s Feb. 19 editorial mischaracterizes the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and its impact on public education. There is no “diverting” of money. A 2017 report by Florida Tax Watch noted that while taxpayers spent $10,308 per pupil in district schools in 2015-16, the value of a tax credit scholarship for lower-income students was $5,643 — or 55 percent of district spending.

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