Tag: education choice

Word for Word: Former U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos talks education freedom, the effect of pandemic and what’s in her upcoming book

Editor’s note: Former U.S. Secretary of Education and longtime education choice champion Betsy DeVos is  promoting her new book, “Hostages No More: The Fight for Education Freedom and the Future of the American Child,” which is set to be released on June 21. DeVos recently sat down with her former[Read More…]

As we enter Year 3 of COVID, learning is everywhere this National School Choice Week

Editor’s note: This commentary from Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, answers the question: Do we need to keep talking about education choice? During the pandemic, learning pods took place in the strangest places, like roller skating rinks and karate studios. Today, many parents are still using learning[Read More…]

Education choice is the best way to weed out lackluster teachers

Peter Zucker, the creator of the popular South Bronx School blog, has quite the disciplinary record. At a 2015 arbitration hearing, Zucker was convicted of “neglect of duty; conduct unbecoming his position or conduct prejudicial to the good order, efficiency, or discipline of the service; insubordination; [and] substantial cause rendering[Read More…]

Education choice reaps financial benefits in Indiana

Editor’s note: You can listen to Step Up For Students president Doug Tuthill’s interview with Indiana state Rep. Bob Behning here. School choice legislation in Indiana has resulted in savings for the state of $88 million, or about 1 percent of its annual general fund spending on education, in the[Read More…]

Florida Virtual School to offer online course content, platform use to private schools

  Florida private schools seeking online learning options for students who are not ready to return to campus just got a lifeline from one of nation’s leaders in virtual education. Florida Virtual School, the state’s 23-year-old public online school district, recently announced it would make its roster of 190 courses[Read More…]

A roadmap for the future of education in Florida

Two decades ago, Florida planted the seeds of ambitious education reform that have proved fruitful. The Sunshine State has seen significant improvements in academic achievement and graduation rates – Education Week recently ranked the state fourth in the nation in K-12 achievement for the second year in a row —[Read More…]