‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

DeSantis owes his win to unexpected support from minority women. By: William Mattox Nov. 20, 2018 6:51 p.m. ET Believe it or not, Republican Ron DeSantis owes his victory in the Florida gubernatorial election to about 100,000 African-American women who unexpectedly chose him over the black Democratic candidate, Andrew Gillum. [...]

By |2020-06-08T14:24:51-04:00November 26th, 2018|Press|Comments Off on ‘School Choice Moms’ Tipped the Governor’s Florida Race

McClure: School choice backlash blinds critics to what’s best for children

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos often touts Florida as a model for the kind of bold school choice-expanding policy innovations the rest of the country needs. That is in large part because, during Jeb Bush’s two terms as governor, Florida distinguished itself as a national leader in advancing a [...]

By |2020-07-29T12:53:30-04:00July 12th, 2017|Press|Comments Off on McClure: School choice backlash blinds critics to what’s best for children

There’s ‘Political Will’ to Keep Expanding School Choice in Florida, Hialeah Lawmaker Says

The Legislature’sapproval of a massive education billand other innovative policies this spring has reinvigorated the “school choice” movement in Florida, a key Miami-Dade lawmaker said Tuesday. In the past few years, “there was a complacency,” state Rep. Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, said. “What I heard from my colleagues was, ‘So [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:05:25-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Press|Comments Off on There’s ‘Political Will’ to Keep Expanding School Choice in Florida, Hialeah Lawmaker Says

‘A Fire Burning’ to Keep Expanding School Choice Policies in Florida, State Lawmakers Says

MIAMI -The Legislature'sapproval of a massive education billand other innovative policies this spring hasreinvigoratedthe school choice movement in Florida, a key Miami-Dade lawmaker said Tuesday. In the past fewyears, there was a complacency, state Rep.Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah, said. What I heard from my colleagues was, 'so much has been [...]

By |2020-07-29T14:05:47-04:00May 3rd, 2016|Press|Comments Off on ‘A Fire Burning’ to Keep Expanding School Choice Policies in Florida, State Lawmakers Says

2008 March – Backgrounder – Lost Opportunity: An Empirical Analysis of How Vouchers Affected Florida Public Schools

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The impact of Florida's "A+" accountability program, which until 2006 included a voucher program for chronically failing schools, on public school performance has been extensively studied. The results have consistently shown a positive effect on academic outcomes in Florida public schools. However, no empirical research has been done [...]

By |2020-06-15T13:50:19-04:00March 24th, 2008|Backgrounder, Publications|Comments Off on 2008 March – Backgrounder – Lost Opportunity: An Empirical Analysis of How Vouchers Affected Florida Public Schools

05/31/05 – Showdown on School Vouchers

School-voucher advocates nationwide are closely watching a landmark court case now looming in Florida. Next week (June 7) the Florida Supreme Court will hear oral arguments concerning the state's "Opportunity Scholarship Program," which offers vouchers to the parents of kids trapped in failing schools. A decision is expected in July.

By |2020-06-15T13:23:32-04:00May 31st, 2005|Issue Commentary, Publications|Comments Off on 05/31/05 – Showdown on School Vouchers
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