Why isn’t it misappropriation? Education funding in Florida fails – Daily Kos | Team Cansler


There are many of us without a driver in Florida

There are many reasons I feel like DeSantis is a disaster, and so are legislators, but I have a hard time believing that Miami Dade chose him since he’s diverted all those billions of dollars to private schools .



September 20, 2022

ORLANDO, Fla. – The flow of state school aid to private school education vouchers has reached an estimated value $1.3 billion in the wake of the Florida Legislature’s passage of the Family Empowerment Scholarship (FES) program in 2019, according to a new research report from the Education Law Center (ELC) and the Florida Policy Institute (FPI).

The report, Florida’s Hidden Coupon Extension: Over $1 billion from public schools to fund private education, notes that the dramatic increase in funds diverted to vouchers by Florida public school districts in 2022-23 accounts for 10% of total state aid to public education. This diversion of public money into vouchers directly from school districts is in addition to a potential $1.1 billion in public dollars being diverted from the state treasury through vouchers funded by corporate tax credits.

The report states the following:

  • Between 2019-20 and 2022-23, funds diverted to private education from the Florida Education Financing Program (FEFP), the state’s school funding formula, increased by $1 billion.
  • The increase in diverted funds has outpaced the increase in public school funding.
  • As of 2022-23, an estimated 10% of the $13.2 billion in state aid to public schools will be diverted to private education through the FES voucher program, up from 3% in 2019-20.
  • The entire cost of private school vouchers, which includes both state and local funds, is diverted from school district state aid; Therefore, districts that are more dependent on local funding will experience proportionally larger reductions in state aid.

By diverting significant dollars from public schools to support private education, the educational environment for students across the state is severely undermined,” said Mary McKillip, PhD, ELC senior researcher and author of the report. “The state of Florida is turning its back on public school students at a time when more resources, not fewer, are needed.”

We don’t have bus drivers in Florida. I’m getting calls that there won’t be buses to take kids to their schools because of the driver shortage.

The public schools are so nice that parents can only open their door when they can drop off and pick up their children from school.

This man wants to be President?

Here is a report from last year.

Florida’s education funding is failing across the board

Providing quality education to all Florida students is a core constitutional responsibility of the state government and crucial for economic growth. But school districts in Florida deal with a crushing teacher shortage, Driver shortages and total cost of ownership growth that has outpaced revenue. Florida’s Average Teacher Salary 49th place in the nation in 2020. All of these issues are directly related to Florida’s continued underinvestment in K-12 public schools.

Center for Educational Law report On state school funding, Making the Grade paints a sad picture for Florida. It evaluates each state and DC on three metrics: funding level (cost-adjusted, per-student revenue from state and local sources), funding distribution (the extent to which additional funds are distributed to districts with high levels of student poverty), and funding effort (promoting public formation of the PreK-12 as a percentage of the state’s economic activity). Florida was one of only two states to receive an “F” in all three categories. The Sunshine State ranked 45th in funding level and at $4,484, under the national average per student of $15,487 for the 2018-19 school year (the latest census data available).

Florida’s education funding is failing across the board

F Cost-adjusted per student from state and local sources

F The extent to which funds are distributed to students with high levels of poverty

F dollars allocated to PreK-12 public education as a percentage of the state’s economic activity.




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The way I see it, the taxpayer pays for dumbing down students in Florida.

How many people actually know that? I think it’s high time we got in touch

United States Secretary of Education/Official

Inform Miguel Cardona to review this funding in Florida.

I also believe the DOJ needs to examine some books to figure out why our public schools are in such dire need of public education funding. Why are private grants funded for elite students? This isn’t a flaw in our Florida state education system either, but I wonder how many students think they can go to college and then don’t make it with all these obstacles and not only drop out of their dreams and college education but mental health issues because of low wages, which I also see as a national security issue in terms of being brainwashed into an ideology that fits a party. This is not equal justice. We already don’t have a Medicaid extension. So tell me how one of the poorest neighborhoods voted overwhelmingly Republican. I smell fish and it’s not from the Atlantic or the Gulf.

We know that DeSantis used federal funds to send migrants to Martha’s Vineyard. It may have been a different piggy bank he used, but he still misallocated funds. It’s not above him.

IIt’s not just teachers. Florida has a critical shortage of school bus drivers

With the state teacher shortage – of which there are approximately 9,000 positions as of the beginning of the year – attracting the most national attention, according to a. Largely falling on deaf ears, counties like Orange County are missing hundreds of drivers compared to last year report from Spectrum News.

“We’ve had bottlenecks for a while, and they’re only getting worse,” Andrew Spar, president of the Florida Education Association, said in November. “Part of it has to do with that lack of funding in our schools.”

a group of Florida House Democrats, including MP Felicia Simone Robinson of Miami, drew attention to the issue in November and called for increased spending on schools and educational services in Florida public schools in anticipation of the current situation.

“We need a fully staffed transportation system in our schools and districts,” Robinson said. “The bottlenecks are directly related to the low wages for public sector workers in education. Respect for the value of experienced workers is being undermined by measures such as the current salary increase, which puts most of the funds into base salary increases without providing sufficient funds to increase the salaries of experienced teachers.”


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