The Florida PTA is dropping out of the lawsuit against the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship, the nation’s largest private school choice program, following in the footsteps of the Florida School Boards Association and Florida Association of School Administrators.
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Two events of national import on the school choice front in Florida deserve more celebration. Both of them – the 10,000-strong school choice rally with Martin Luther King III, and the signing of the bill expanding Florida’s education savings account program – suggest the choice debate continues to move to[Read More…]
This post first appeared on the Friedman Foundation blog. Social movements such as women’s suffrage, black civil rights, and parental choice in education involve the redistribution of social, political, and economic power. Because few groups in control of that power at the time are enlightened enough to share it voluntarily,[Read More…]
Editor’s note: This post was originally published as an op-ed in today’s Orlando Sentinel. The state’s tax credit scholarship program is administered by Step Up For Students, which co-hosts this blog. The politics of school choice are particularly unforgiving these days, but one of the messages being sold in this[Read More…]
We all have private interests. People pursuing their private interests – individually or as a group – is what drives progress and innovation. But our private interests should never trump the common good. Private interests usurping the public good is privatization. Privatization is bad. It undermines democracy and progress. Encouraging[Read More…]
My holiday wish is for teacher unions to expand their business model to include all public education teachers, and not just those employed by school districts. The industrial model of unionism that teachers borrowed from the auto and steel workers 50 years ago assumes a large number of employees working[Read More…]
Randi Weingarten must be watching the RNC goings-on pretty closely too. Minutes ago, the president of the American Federation of Teachers sent out a lengthy press release criticizing “Won’t Back Down,” the new movie about a mother and a teacher who use a parent trigger type law to turn around a struggling, inner-city school. I mention[Read More…]