School Boards

You can’t win, but …

John Stuart Mill warned us of the dangers of a state-provided education: Were the duty of enforcing universal education once admitted, there would be an end to the difficulties about what the State should teach, and how it should teach, which now convert the subject into a mere battle-field for[Read More…]

Desire for equity drives district school board member’s passion for education choice

For Jon Arguello, there should be no “us” versus “them” when it comes to education choice. The Central Florida entrepreneur made no secret of his support for choice during his successful campaign for a seat on the Osceola County School Board in 2020. Earlier this month, during a hearing on[Read More…]

Charter school network prepares to return formerly struggling North Florida schools to local control

Nearly five years after taking over operations of Jefferson County’s struggling school system, Somerset Academy, Inc. is preparing to return control to the local school board. “I’m super proud of how far we’ve come,” said Cory Oliver, who has served as principal of the combined K-12 campus since two district[Read More…]

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School choice parents make their case – and win

Tuesday night, city council members in the beautiful Central Florida town of Clermont had to decide whether to put children’s needs ahead of adults’ needs. We were told beforehand it wasn’t looking good. For a few months, dozens of parents had attended information nights, sponsored by Florida Parent Network and[Read More…]