Tag: Florida school construction costs

Can charter, private or virtual schools help districts absorb growth?

Opponents of school choice often describe the recent growth of charter schools, virtual schools and private-school choice programs as a drain on public-school funding. But there’s another side to that story. Those programs have also helped Florida’s districts absorb growth, potentially saving school districts millions of dollars in construction costs. Districts that[Read More…]

Florida must embrace alternate visions of public education. Now.

How much concern should the citizens of Florida have for the unprecedented change in store for the state’s age demographics? The chart below displays projected increase in youth and elderly populations by state, focusing on the top 10 states for youth population growth. Keep in mind these are increases, not[Read More…]