School Choice Week will launch in January. Jacksonville, the home area of the chair of Florida’s Board of Education will launch the week with a nationally televised rally of students, educators and school choice supporters. This ‘celebration of choice’ will include all forms of choice from public to private including online and home schools. The strategy of inclusion does not mask the serious legal and regulatory issues rampant in school choice programs.
The League supports public schools and opposes sending tax dollars directly or indirectly to private schools. For-profit charter management companies are under federal investigation. Florida needs to lead the nation in well managed choice within the public school system.