Tag: customization

Home education

Home Education Enrichment Program gives students choice and community

The idea that pain can lead to a positive change in one’s life left students seeking more answers in Jason Crawford’s class. One student sat laughing in disbelief. “How could this be?” she asked with amazement. “Because pain leads to awareness and awareness plus choice equals action,” said Crawford, donning[Read More…]

Doug Tuthill: Choice & customization will force teacher unions to adapt, someday

Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final post in a series on the future of teachers unions. Over the last 20 years, the federal government and state governments have used standards, assessments and regulatory accountability to assert more top-down control over classroom teachers. As state-mandated teacher evaluation and merit pay[Read More…]

Local NAACP president defends Sen. Rubio’s scholarship bill

Editor’s note: The Rev. Manuel Sykes is pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church and president of the St. Petersburg NAACP, an active chapter on Florida’s west coast. In this commentary, he responds to a recent Tampa Bay Times column that criticized a federal tax credit scholarship bill offered by U.S. Sen. Marco[Read More…]

A better definition of public education, a better debate about what we want from it

In a recent post, I argued that because customized teaching and learning have so blurred the lines between public, private and homeschooling, it is now most practical to define public education as education which satisfies each state’s mandatory school attendance law. We require students to be educated to achieve a[Read More…]

blog stars: Education lawsuit in Florida, in praise of choice and customization & more

Editor’s note: blog stars is an occasional roundup of good reads from other ed blogs. The EdFly Blog: Frivolous litigation earns dunce cap As for Florida dumbing down education, as is alleged in the lawsuit, the state ranks first in the country in the percent of 2011 graduates who took[Read More…]