Rubio touts school choice in visit to Jacksonville charter school
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – During a stop Monday at a Jacksonville charter school, Sen. Marco Rubio said he supports school choice. Charter schools have come under fire for receiving public funding but operating with little oversight compared to traditional public schools. “Look, I’m a big believe in school choice, and in particular the charter school, because it allows for innovation,” Rubio told News4Jax. According to the Florida Department of Education, more than half of charter school students come from low-income homes and more than two-thirds of them are minorities. AdArguments against charter schools have remained consistent: critics say that public funding should only be spent on public schools.