Tag: Glen Gilzean

We need more cooperation between school districts and school choice

by Glen Gilzean, Jr. A struggle over an empty school building in Milwaukee speaks to the growing conflict between urban districts that are losing enrollment and school choice operators who are eager to take advantage. As a School Board member in St. Petersburg/Pinellas, Florida, I saw the same tensions. Selling vacant[Read More…]

Florida roundup: BAEO, charter school authorizers, standardized testing & more

School choice. The Black Alliance for Educational Options draws 650 attendees from 20 states to Orlando for its annual symposium. Check out #SY2013 on Twitter for what’s happening. Legendary school choice activist Howard Fuller says attendees shouldn’t be knee-jerk about the participation of for-profit companies. Also check out this redefinED[Read More…]

Choice nuggets: Islamophobia, a Jeb Bush endorsement and testing mania in Florida

Editor’s note: Today, we introduce a new feature (even if we’re not sure the name will last) – an occasional compilation of bite-sized nuggets about school choice and education reform that are worth noting but may not be worth a post by themselves. More anti-Muslim bigotry in school choice debates It’s nearly impossible[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice expansion in Pennsylvania, charter school initiative in Washington and more

Pennsylvania: A budget deal expands the state’s existing tax credit scholarship program and creates a new one aimed at helping students in struggling schools. (Philadelphia Inquirer) Washington: Bill Gates chips in $1 million for a ballot initiative to bring charter schools to one of the last states without any. (Associated[Read More…]

Glen Gilzean, pro-voucher school board member in Florida – podcastED

As maybe the only pro-voucher school board member in Florida, and one of the few in the country, it could get awfully intense for 29-year-old Glen Gilzean. But when asked by redefinED if he liked the extra-big spotlight, Gilzean laughed. Being a voucher guy on a local school board, he says in this[Read More…]

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