Tag: Boys Preparatory Academy

Florida fifth-grader does his homework on school choice

For two years, the fifth-grader with a flair for conversation has been a student in an all-boys classroom in Brandon, where teachers speak a little louder and encourage bursts of activity. Classmates stand when responding to questions. They address each other formally, using last names. Cameron Rodriguez loves it. “I’m[Read More…]

Word for word: Tony Bennett on school choice, school districts and social justice

Editor’s note: As we reported last night, Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett made newsworthy comments yesterday when he spoke at an all-boys magnet school in Tampa. He suggested school choice wasn’t a matter of public vs. private, and credited Florida school districts – Hillsborough’s in particular – for expanding magnets, career[Read More…]

Tony Bennett praises Florida school districts for expanding school choice

Florida’s new education commissioner is known for his zealous support of charter schools and vouchers and other learning options that some critics see as anti-public school. But on Tuesday afternoon, Tony Bennett sat next to Hillsborough County Public Schools Superintendent MaryEllen Elia inside a Tampa magnet school for boys, and[Read More…]