Putting Education Reform To The Test

School Choice, By The Numbers

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redefinED has compiled the number of students with access to a school choice program.

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 numbersĀ underscore two things weĀ emphasize at redefinED: School choice ā€“ the kind that allows parents to go beyond their neighborhood school –Ā is becomingĀ mainstream in Florida. And the lines between ā€œpublicā€ and ā€œprivateā€ 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.


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