The defeat of the Parent Trigger bill is a victory for Florida’s students and parents. Special-interest groups and corporations spent a tremendous amount of time, money and political capital to get this passed. Florida PTA and Miami Dade County PTA/PTSA advocated for the defeat of this bill, and in the end the Senate listened to the people they represent — their constituents, the parents.
I am grateful to Sens. Rene Garcia and Miguel Diaz de la Portilla for having the courage to stand up for students and quality public education.
Maria Kramer, Miami Lakes