Key Advocacy Issues

Our primary focus is to help develop, and support, quality charter schools around the state. Throughout the year, FCSA works on behalf of charter schools across the state to:

  • Educate lawmakers about the academic successes at charter schools and their overall positive contribution to the state’s K-12 education system.
  • Actively advocate for equitable funding for all public school students.
  • Ensure that charter schools’ autonomy and ability to innovate continue
  • Engage the Florida charter school community in creating standards for high-quality public charter schools.

Since 1996, public charter schools have been providing a quality education option to the children in Florida. Although parents have overwhelmingly supported the growth of charter schools, there still some critics who aim to hinder growth and the availability of choice to parents. That is why FCSA continually works to battle myths and misperceptions, while also supporting the great work our member schools do for families across the state.

2019 Legislative Priorities click here

2018 Legislative Priorities click here
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2017 Legislative Summary – An overview of education policy that was enacted and the 2017-2018 budget.
Click here to download 2017 2017 Legislative Summary

For questions about our legislative priorities or to connect with your state lawmaker, contact our Director of Governmental Affairs, Ralph Arza.

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