The podcast “99% Invisible” featured a fascinating story of an impromptu shrine and the unexpected benefits it’s brought. Dan Stevenson of Oakland, California, lived in a neighborhood beset with crime and drugs. An open space near his home was being used in 1999 as a site for illegal garbage dumping.[Read More…]
Tag: faith-based schools
On this episode, Tuthill continues his conversation with education choice pioneer Stephen Sugarman of Berkeley Law School. The two discuss Sugarman’s 2017 article in the Journal of Law and Religion in which Sugarman argues that prohibiting faith-based schools from becoming charter schools is unconstitutional under the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause.[Read More…]
Civil rights activist Mary McLeod was a school choice pioneer, opening a private, faith-based school for African-American girls in Daytona in 1904. The state of Florida may honor her with a statue in the U.S. Capitol. (Image from Wikimedia Commons.) Editor’s note: This month, redefinED is revisiting the best examples[Read More…]
Editor’s note: This February marks the 43rd anniversary of Black History Month. redefinED is taking the opportunity to revisit some pieces from our archives appropriate for this annual celebration. The article below originally appeared in redefinED in March 2017. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the school featured in this article[Read More…]
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Kids walking past the classroom windows would point and yell, like kids in a zoo. “THAT’S A GIRL!” They’d grab his chest and groin, to see if the rumors were true. All day, he’d avoid the middle school restroom, to avoid boys sliding under the stall.[Read More…]
School choice can’t work in rural areas? Tell that to two former public school teachers in Williston, Fla., whose private school is thriving thanks to parental demand and school choice scholarships.
More and more teachers are finding school choice can benefit them, too. Teachers in Florida now have more power than ever to create schools in line with their visions, thanks to a wide array of school choice options.
Thanks to school choice programs, teachers in Florida now have more power than ever to shape, create, and work in schools that mesh with their visions of quality education. Former history teacher Ken Brockington is one of a growing number of educators who see the power of school choice for parents and teachers alike.