SINE DIE: The conservatives running Florida’s Legislature ran a playbook of vouchers, charter schools and more in 2019, knowing their conservative governor had their back and the new-look Supreme Court likely will uphold their actions. More from Florida Phoenix, Florida Politics.
TAX SHARING: One of the final decisions in the Legislature hinged on taxes, and whether school districts should share local-option property tax revenue with charter schools. In the end, lawmakers said yes, but only to future referenda.
COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS: The Legislature also agreed to increase the scores needed to be eligible for a Bright Futures scholarship. The move would likely make it harder for minority students to qualify.
TEACHER BONUSES: Lawmakers listened to teachers who complained about using their ACT and SAT scores as