A discussion of education bills this year was even more controversial. In an extraordinary session of the Senate Budget Committee gave the green light to bill parents named Trigger. The proposal is a main concern for previous Governor Jeb Bush, it would require parents in low-performing schools to radical changes, including the school converted into a school charter.
Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, the sponsor, said the vote 13-7 in favor of the bill represents an important step in reforming the state long struggled in public schools.
But Democrats in the Senate left angry.
On the one hand, the legislators have not the opportunity to discuss the proposal. And the spectators were not able to testify after the votes were counted.
The bill was one of the most controversial shot education proposals this year. Proponents say it has to fight the potential to help schools about the power of parents to use. They point to provisions that low-performing schools to update parents when their children need to be assigned to the low-performing teachers or outside the field.
But opponents argue that the bill was written to benefit for-profit charter school Management Company, giving them access to public schools. You take care of more rigorous formula Florida graduation, expected later this year, will lead to hundreds of failing schools - and more chances for companies in a charter school in order to win contracts.
The bill approved recently in the house. However, had come to a halt in the Senate committee and had one last stop before reaching the full Senate. On recently, supporters of the bill sought to expedite the proposal in the Senate.
The Budget Committee of the Senate was called to hear the bill. At the meeting was the Senate Budget Committee Chairman JD Alexander an hour to deal with 14 amendments to the bill as controversial.
Democrats hit the roof, taking into account that had parents and other members of the public unable to speak recently, as the proposal in the Senate Subcommittee on PreK-12 budget was heard.
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