Tag: Hispanic CREO

School choice valentines for Florida’s teachers union

A Hispanic school choice advocacy group is asking Florida’s teachers union to “have a heart.” Supporters of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options delivered thousands of Valentines Day greetings to the Florida Education Association’s headquarters in Tallahassee, including candy hearts emblazoned with the rallying cry for the state’s tax credit scholarship program: #DropTheSuit.[Read More…]

Hispanic pastors denounce lawsuit against Florida tax credit scholarships

  Hispanic pastors from across Florida marked the start of Three Kings Day celebrations today by denouncing a lawsuit they said threatens opportunities for tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged students. Flanked by camels and children dressed as wise men, the clergy announced a new coalition of more than 100[Read More…]

Florida charter schools draw Hispanic students

Over the past five years, the number of Hispanic students in Florida’s public schools has swelled by more than 150,000. Those students appear to be disproportionately moving to charter schools, where the Hispanic enrollment has grown by nearly 50,000, more than doubling since 2010. Hispanics now represent the single-largest ethnic group in Florida’s charter schools, accounting[Read More…]

Julio Fuentes: Making the educational success of Latinos a top priority

Editor’s note: This guest column comes from Julio Fuentes, the president of the Hispanic Council for Reform and Educational Options (HCREO), a national coalition dedicated to education reform that counts civil rights and Hispanic business leaders along with public school teachers and ministers among its supporters. The history of our education system is marked[Read More…]