Educational Choice in Florida
Education choice isn’t just about charter schools or private schools anymore. Education choice is about giving parents a variety of options for their children and that’s where Florida excels. Today, 1.7 million students in Florida attend schools of choice. Most students select from choice programs in their local school district including open enrollment, magnet schools, International Bachelorette programs and career and professional academies. Of these students 1.2 million are choosing options financed by taxpayers or corporate donors.
Scholarship programs run by Step Up For Students, such as the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Gardiner Scholarship, constitute a small but vibrant part of Florida’s changing education landscape.