Tag: faith-based schools

A lesson from the Buddha

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…]

PodcastED: SUFS president Doug Tuthill interviews education choice icon Stephen Sugarman: Part 2

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…]

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revisitED: Lessons from a school choice trailblazer

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…]

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revisitED: School choice gave this teacher freedom

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…]

Me and Mr. B

A history teacher on the school choice frontier

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.