When something is wrong, do you ignore it or fix it? The Florida Education Association, the PTA and the Florida League of Women Voters said vouchers by any name are wrong and filed suit. A Leon County circuit judge disallowed the suit for lack of standing. Basically, this means that the attorneys did not convince the judge that tax credit scholarships harmed public schools. Is this a no harm, no foul issue? The FEA attorneys say ‘NO’.
The judge did not rule on the merits of the case. Floridians have already voted overwhelmingly to disallow funding for private schools. Vouchers are not roses, and the smell of tax credit scholarships is not sweet. The FEA has appealed the case. What are the merits?