Education Savings Accounts

Young Florida artist blossoms with love of grandparents, help from education choice scholarship

PLANT CITY – Lilly Bowden flipped through her sketch pad and proudly showed off her work. There’s a fox on one page and a cat on another. A giraffe from the neck up and a mountain range in all its purple majesty. One drawing begins on one side of a page[Read More…]

No real education reform without school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Nathan Benefield, senior vice president of the Commonwealth Foundation, appeared Wednesday on Pittsburgh’s Flooding public schools with more money won’t deliver educational opportunity for every student. Equitable opportunity requires that every student has access to the educational environment that best meets their needs. And the[Read More…]

While Kansas parents wait, Florida, other states expand school choice

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on While Kansas parents wait to see if the Kansas Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly will give them the opportunity to decide where their children go to school, Florida is expanding an already robust choice program to every parent in the state. “The State of[Read More…]

As universal school choice nears in Florida, some say more people of color should take advantage

Editor’s note: This article, which features comments from Denisha Allen, a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children and a former Florida tax credit scholarship recipient, appeared Monday on On July 1, 2023, every school-aged child in the state will become eligible for an education savings account or[Read More…]

Florida’s DeSantis garners praise from school choice advocates

Editor’s note: This article appeared Monday on With the signing of a universal school choice bill last week, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state are receiving praise from school choice advocacy groups. “This legislation is nothing short of transformational,” said Danny Aqua, executive director of Teach Florida. “Every student in Florida[Read More…]

Florida sets shining example on school choice

Editor’s note: This commentary from Jason Bedrick, research fellow at the Center for Education Policy, and Lindsey Burke, director at the Center for Education Policy, appeared Tuesday on The Heritage Foundation’s website. Florida has long been a pioneer in ensuring that families can choose the learning environments that align with[Read More…]

Jonathan Butcher: Good ideas in education travel in packs

Earlier this year, I wrote for reimaginED that  South Carolina educators were publicly debating the nature and purpose of education in the state. Whether schools should focus on STEM or liberal arts, or some combination, is a good discussion to have. But since taxpayers are spending three times as much[Read More…]

Word for Word: For these three, education choice made a difference

Editor’s note: The signing of HB 1 to expand education choice on Monday is expected to empower many more Florida families to find the best educational fit for their students and even create customized plans to help them thrive. At the signing ceremony for this historic legislation, the crowed heard[Read More…]