The tax credit scholarship expansion has reemerged in the Senate though an amendment to SB 1512, which has now been adopted by the Senate Appropriations Committee.
Everything science education advocates need to know about this amendment is contained in this language in lines 17-20:
The purpose of this section is not to prescribe the standards or curriculum for private schools. A private school retains the authority to determine its own standards and curriculum.
If the changes to the tax credit scholarship program specified in this amendment are approved by the full Legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott, science will not be allowed to intrude in the program. That’s too bad.