Gov. Ron DeSantis signs private-school voucher legislation flanked by students in Miami Gardens. Miami Herald

Every neighborhood public school ought to offer a quality education. That goal is not one necessarily shared by all of my colleagues in the Florida Legislature.

Two letters to the editor in the Herald during legislative session — “I’ll quit teaching” on April 22 and “Why did the Miami-Dade’s legislative delegation roll over in Tallahassee?” on May 5 — did not accurately reflect my views, voting record or advocacy in favor of public education.

Ironically, I was unable to respond to these letters in part because I was working hard during the session in support of education.

Still, the public education system did not fare well during Florida’s most

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