Tag: school choice and education reform

Tony Bennett will highlight National School Choice Week events in Florida

It’s only fitting: Florida, a trailblazer in expanding school choice, will be among the busiest states during National School Choice Week. This year’s celebration, which officially begins Sunday, is by far the largest ever, with more than 3,500 events in 50 states, up from 406 last year. Florida has at least[Read More…]

Romney to NAACP: Expanded school choice will help black students

Beyond the boos for his vow to undo President Obama’s health care overhaul, Republican president Mitt Romney stressed school choice in his speech to the NAACP today, talking up charter schools and suggesting Obama’s ties to teachers unions hampered his efforts to help disadvantaged kids. “If equal opportunity in America were an[Read More…]

‘My message is that Florida is about choice in education’

Florida’s top education official offered a strong pitch for continued expansion of school choice options Wednesday after visiting a Tampa charter school where a quarter of students are dually enrolled in community college classes. “My message is that Florida is about choice in education,” Kathleen Shanahan, chair of the Florida[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: School choice advocates gather in New Jersey, charter school woes in Alabama and more

New Jersey: At the American Federation for Children national summit, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie invokes civil rights era imagery to make his case for vouchers. (Associated Press) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal tells choice advocates they have “truth and the American people on (their) side.” (abcnews.com) Newark Mayor Cory Booker decries an[Read More…]

Voucher, charter school advocates talk accountability, too

The headlines covered Gov. Chris Christie’s passionate call for education options in New Jersey, but the fine print here was equally edifying. In papers and workshops presented Thursday afternoon at the American Federation For Children’s Annual Summit, the policy message was unambiguous and remarkably consistent: All learning options must be[Read More…]