The folks over at redefinED have compiled the enrollment figures for school choice programs across Florida, including McKay scholarship for students with disabilities, dual enrollment in college courses, home schooling and other options.
Their conclusion: That a growing number of Florida students and parents believe they should be able to choose the school program which works best for them.
The list is a useful reminder of both the breadth of options in Florida and the number of students with access to them.
From their post:
Altogether, the numbers underscore two things we emphasize at redefinED: School choice – the kind that allows parents to go beyond their neighborhood school - is becoming mainstream in Florida. And the lines between “public” and “private” are more blurred here than in any other state.
Whether the line between public and private blurring is a good thing or not is central to American education policy debate.
Check out the chart — and all their other work — at redfinED. The blog is affiliated with Step Up For Students the non-profit which administers Florida’s low-income tax credit scholarship program for private schools.