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Florida PTA drops out of lawsuit against school choice program

Breaking news from POLITICO tonight:

TALLAHASSEE — Florida’s statewide teachers’ union is losing an ally in its quest to eradicate a voucher-like scholarship program thati lets poor kids attend private schools.

The Florida PTA is dropping out of the Florida Education Association’s lawsuit over the 15-year-old program, in which corporations save on their tax bills by funding the scholarships.

The PTA joined the FEA, as well as the state’s chapter of the NAACP and others, in challenging the constitutionality of the policy. But, under a new president and board of directors, the advocacy group representing parents and teachers has decided not to participate going forward.

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