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Statement: Jeb Bush on Florida’s Family Empowerment Scholarship

Today, Governor Jeb Bush, founder and chairman of ExcelinEd, issued the following statement on the signing of Senate Bill 7070 by Governor Ron DeSantis.  


“Governor DeSantis today cemented his commitment to Florida’s hard-working families and their children and furthered the state’s unparalleled legacy of educational freedom.  


“The new Family Empowerment Scholarships will ensure many more students, especially those with limited options, can access the quality education they deserve.  


“I’m proud of Florida for taking these steps and applaud Governor DeSantis, Senate President Galvano and House Speaker Oliva for their leadership and courage in making the boldest education idea in the nation a reality.”  


The Family Empowerment Scholarship Program will provide approximately 18,000 Florida K-12 students with education scholarships to attend participating private schools in the first year and add around 7,000 enrollment slots each year after.