The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program is overseen by the state Department of Education (DOE), which issues quarterly and annual reports on enrollment and periodic reports on performance.
Florida Statutes Section 1002.395: “The Legislature finds that: Ensuring that all parents, regardless of means, may exercise and enjoy their basic right to educate their children as they see fit is a valid public purpose that the Legislature may promote using its sovereign power to determine subjects of taxation and exemptions from taxation. … Expanding educational opportunities and the healthy competition they promote are critical to improving the quality of education in the state and to ensuring that all children receive the high-quality education to which they are entitled.”
Since its creation in 2001, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship has undergone a continuing series of revisions that have expanded the program and strengthened accountability measures. The sweep of those changes may well be reflected in a simple computation of length. In 2001, the main law was 1,332 words. In 2017, it is 10,909. (They are codified in two sections: F.S. 1002.395 and 1002.421.). Read more about program rules and accountability here.