Tag: Lawton Chiles and charter schools

Happy 25th birthday, Florida charter schools! Here’s 25 reasons you’re appreciated.

The charter school movement in Florida started with a single school in Miami in 1996. Now it’s Florida’s most popular school choice option, with nearly 700 charter schools serving 330,000 students. At the quarter century mark, Florida’s charter school sector continues to generate new fans among parents, including … me.[Read More…]

In Florida, 1.2 million students participate in school choice

Though we know little about the parents who long have chosen their school through where they decide to live (or to pretend to live), Florida keeps count of those who no longer want their neighborhood school. And here’s some data to chew on: In a state known for its breadth of[Read More…]