Private School Scholarships

Former Florida lawmaker and U.S. Rep. Carrie Meek was a trailblazer for school choice

Editor’s note: To read a tribute to Carrie Meek from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lucy Morgan, who accompanied Mrs. Meek on her congressional campaign trail in 1992, click here. Much has been written about Carrie Meek, the former Florida lawmaker and one of the first Black Floridians elected to Congress since[Read More…]

Students deserve the best education

Editor’s note: This commentary from Arkansas State Rep. David Ray appeared last week in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Much has been written about education being the defining issue in this month’s Virginia gubernatorial election between Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Glenn Youngkin. Youngkin, a businessman with no prior political experience,[Read More…]

A parent’s story: Thankful that Florida’s school choice programs offer hope to special needs students

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Stephanie Rodriguez was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I have three children. My younger two, Giana and Javier, have autism. I am thankful for the scholarship my children received to attend STARS Autism School. Before STARS, Giana was in a[Read More…]

New leader at one of Florida’s oldest Catholic schools seeks to boost community, achievement

“A quality education must be available to all children in the state, and it is the responsibility of the state to provide multiple avenues to make education available to all and for all children regardless of race, creed, or economic background.” – LaTonya White Catholic education has defined LaTonya White’s[Read More…]

A parent’s story: How the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship benefited all of us

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Sharifah Lee was adapted from the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I am a hometown Florida girl, born of parents who came to this country with seven children. My siblings and I are the product of public schools. Because[Read More…]

A tale of three Pennsylvania schools, Part 2

Editor’s note: reimaginED guest bloggers Walter Blanks Jr. and Nathan Cunneen, who serve as press secretary and communications associate, respectively, for the American Federation for Children, recently had the chance to see the inner workings of several charter, private and virtual schools in Pennsylvania. Their visits came courtesy of an[Read More…]

More than half of all K-12 private school students enroll with help of a scholarship

Students on a Florida education choice scholarship made up more than half of the K-12 student population for the first time in state history last year, with 54.3% of all K-12 students enrolling thanks to a scholarship. According to data from the Florida Department of Education’s annual and quarterly reports,[Read More…]

A parent’s story: ‘These children are our future doctors, our lawyers’

Editor’s note: This first-person essay from Florida mother Katrina Gray debuted on the American Federation for Children’s Voices for Choice website. I have two sons. My oldest attended a private school on a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and he’s now graduated from college. I was so impressed with the school and[Read More…]