In Florida, land of sunshine, oranges and signs of the apocalypse, a local teachers’ union and public school district have banded together to help make professional development programs available to… private school teachers.
Are you still there? I heard a thud….
This and other shockers have been brought to you by the Florida tax credit scholarship program. The credits give businesses a dollar for dollar tax cut if they donate money to k-12 scholarship granting organizations. The SGOs then help low-income families afford private schooling.
If chambers of commerce around the country want to know how to make real progress in education, they might want to have a look at the Sunshine state.