Voices for Education Choice

Voices for education choice

Commentary: It’s no wonder Osceola County’s charter schools are booming

Editor’s note: Jon Arguello, elected in 2020 to represent District 3 on the Osceola County School Board in central Florida, wrote this opinion piece exclusively for reimaginED. Arguello is CEO of a local manufacturing company and COO of a specialty contractor firm in the telecommunications sector. He sits on the[Read More…]

Micro-schools could be answer for low-income Black students

Editor’s note: This commentary from Glenton Gilzean Jr., president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League and former Pinellas County School Board member and Florida A&M trustee, appeared earlier today in the Orlando Sentinel.  When I became president and CEO of the Central Florida Urban League, it was clear[Read More…]

Desire for equity drives district school board member’s passion for education choice

For Jon Arguello, there should be no “us” versus “them” when it comes to education choice. The Central Florida entrepreneur made no secret of his support for choice during his successful campaign for a seat on the Osceola County School Board in 2020. Earlier this month, during a hearing on[Read More…]

A parent’s perspective: Unwrapping the Senate HELP confirmation hearing of Miguel Cardona

Editor’s note: redefinED is pleased to introduce our newest guest blogger, Gwen Samuel, founder and president of the Connecticut Parents Union. Samuel will be a regular contributor to redefinED. February 3 was a very reflective day for this Black Connecticut mom. There were virtual celebrations across the country honoring past[Read More…]

Commentary: In Florida, flexible education paves the way for promising futures

Editor’s note: This opinion piece from Kamden Kuhn, who lives in Tampa with her family, appeared this morning on the Tampa Bay Times. When we adopted our son Malachi from an orphanage in Ethiopia five years ago, we didn’t fully understand the depth of the challenges a child with special[Read More…]

Commentary: Bill to expand school choice gives parents more control over their child’s education

Editor’s note: This opinion piece from Olivia Huron-Schaeffer, a parent in Brevard County, appeared Friday in Florida Today. My 15-year-old son David is on the autism spectrum and for six years he has benefitted from a popular state program called the Gardiner Scholarship. The Gardiner Scholarship is a flexible spending account[Read More…]

A school choice scholarship changed this LGBTQ student’s life – and may have saved it

  Editor’s note: To hear Lamisha Stephens and her son, Marquavis Wilson, tell the story in their own words, watch the video at the end of this post. HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – In fourth and fifth grades, Marquavis Wilson was tormented because of his sexual identity. In public schools, he was[Read More…]

Word for word: Founding principal of IDEA Victory Academy Latoya McGhee

Editor’s note: IDEA Public Schools, a Texas-based nonprofit that serves more than 63,000 students in 120 schools across Texas and Louisiana, is set to bring its award-winning college preparatory program to the Sunshine State this year with the opening of two campuses in Hillsborough County. In their first year, the Tampa[Read More…]