Florida’s universal school vouchers get DeSantis signature despite cost concerns

Universal school vouchers are now law in Florida. Governor Ron DeSantis signed the plan Monday morning at a private school in Miami. He called it the largest expansion in state— and perhaps— US history. While not officially effective until July 1, the bill opens up taxpayer-funded scholarships for private schooling to any K-12 student in the state, regardless of income or ability. Low-income families would still get priority, and homeschooled students can get access to the funds for educational supplies. "That empowers parents,” said DeSantis shortly before the bill signing. “That’s providing a parent with options to be able to find the best school for the child.”