MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A Republican-backed bill that would have given charter schools a guaranteed share of public school tax dollars has died in a House appropriations subcommittee.

The House panel refused to add the language to a bill that will set new accountability criteria for Florida charter schools. The amendment for tax dollars failed due to a tie vote, but the overall bill passed.

Rep. Janet Adkins said she’d try to get the amendment passed again in another committee. It’s unknown how much the funding proposal may cut into school district money.

A similar bill is awaiting action in the Florida Senate.

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Comments (2)
  1. John says:

    Charter Schools are FOR PROFIT companies. Let them work as a FOR PROFIT company! Why should tax payer money help them out?

  2. Una says:

    You are incorrect. Not all charter schools are run by for profit groups, but those groups do give the rest of the charter schools run by not-for-profit groups a bad name. They are all lumped together by people who don’t do their research before making comments and don’t have the facts to back up their accusations. Please do your homework before making false statements.

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