I was delighted to read the March 30 article School voucher bill gets a second chance, to learn that someone is sticking their neck out to support this bill. I am in a masters of social work program, and it is encouraging to know that supplying schools with voucher programs will give assistance to low-income families that need it. It's such a relief to think that there can be a tax-credit expansion for those with disabilities that can help relieve some financial burdens.
Once both House proposals are consolidated, both bills that are being currently presented for education will be considered. Supporters, like myself, are hoping for a more expedited process to help 50,000 more children. If the Senate shuts this bill down, we are closing the door on children with special needs who need the vouchers for needs not provided by all school systems. I agree that this bill needs more provision modifications, but it deserves a fair chance to be heard. I look forward to the positive outcome that this bill will have on our communities.
Britni Kelly, Pembroke Pines