Mangrove School in Florida, where more than half the students use school choice scholarships, stresses environmental consciousness. It’s yet another example of the endless varieties of schools that might be possible with expanded school choice.
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“Alternative schools” like The Magnolia School are among those that benefit from school choice, and there’s no reason why, with expanded choice, an endless variety of related strains couldn’t bloom.
This is the latest post in our series on the diverse roots of school choice. If the Suncoast Waldorf School in Palm Harbor, Fla. is part of a right-wing plot, it’s good at hiding it. Its students cultivate a “food forest.” Its teachers encourage them to stomp in puddles. Its[Read More…]
The students at the City of Palms Charter High School in Fort Myers, Fla., had good reason to be excited. In a few hours, buses would take them to Howl-O-Scream at Busch Gardens in Tampa. The annual trip rewards students who come to school regularly during the first months of[Read More…]
Earlier this week, University of Illinois Professor Chris Lubienski penned a thoughtful piece on charter schools and social justice. His central concern was markets could undermine the social justice aims held by many charter school advocates. Rather than focusing on providing quality education, Lubienski asserts charter schools may be self-selecting[Read More…]
Editor’s note: Dionne Ekendiz founded the Sunset Sudbury School in South Florida. In her own words, here’s why she did it. I always wanted to become a teacher and make a difference in the lives of children. I truly believed in public education and wanted to be part of making[Read More…]