A year after a bipartisan group of Florida senators blocked it, a controversial “parent trigger” bill is back without some of the provisions that made it more palatable to critics and with a new state Senate almost certain to sign off on the measure.
Former Gov. Jeb Bush is pushing the plan, backed by Gov. Rick Scott and GOP legislative leaders, which would allow parents to take over failing schools and convert them into charter schools. Bush, on a national book tour, has been the subject of wide speculation as a possible presidential contender in 2016.
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