The state's teacher and education workers union, the Florida Education Association -- the largest union in the state and the Florida School Board Association, among others, brought a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the tax credit scholarship program.
The "save our scholarships" campaign has released a powerful video entitled "Drop the Lawsuit," which ran as a commercial during last night's Florida gubernatorial debate.
In the video, Denisha Merriweather, a college graduate who urges watchers to save tax credit scholarship program that gives families like hers "more options to find a place that works best for their child's education." Merriweather says the lawsuit "just wrong" and points out that the more than 68,000 children now using the scholarships, come from "mainly minority from low-income families."
The video ends with her asking for help:
"Please don't kick them out. Drop the suit and save Florida's tax credit scholarship."
The video was produced by the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a Washington, D.C. based group that advocates for more school choice and is part of the Save Our Scholarships Coalition.
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