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November 27 2018

DeSantis Victory in Florida May Be Thanks to Support for School Choice

by Carrie L. Lukas

News outlets are noting that Republican Ron DeSantis's victory over Democrat Andrew Gillum hinged on him winning a larger share of the Latino and African-America vote that typical of a Republican.

Why did Gillum earn a larger share of their vote?  One reason is school choice. As reported in the Washington Examiner today, “support for school choice is strong among Latinos (72 percent) and African-Americans (66 percent) and is on the rise nationally.” Gillum ran promising to end some of Florida's popular education programs, which overwhelmingly benefit minority voters.

Check out what's so special about Florida's education system in this newly released video from IWF:

It's no wonder that voters rejected a candidate promising to roll back innovation and limit education freedom in their state. Future candidates should note: Supporting greater education freedom and school choice is a policy and political winner.   

 


Independent Women's Forum is an educational 501(c)(3) dedicated to developing and advancing policies that aren’t just well intended, but actually enhance people’s freedom, choices, and opportunities. IWF is the sister organization of the Independent Women’s Voice.​
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