Education Action Teams: 2017-18
Two Action Teams have been formed.
The first team will be focusing on an anticipated 2018 local ballot measures to fund early childhood education and public schools
Second team will research models for community schools that incorporate extended day and after school/summer programs.
Study on School Choice
In 2014, the Education Team of the Alachua County League completed a statewide study on School Choice with a focus on charter schools. Twenty-one local leagues, which represent 27 Florida counties, participated in the study. Issues studied in the report included charter school missions, management and accountability, conflict of interest, funding and facilities. The Education Team continues to monitor local, state, and national education issues and advocate on behalf of education issues.
- Letter to the Editor: Charter School Issues
- Who cares for our children?
- Perspectives on Florida's tax credit vouchers
"Understanding School Choice"
A Series of Articles Written by LWV of Alachua County Education Team:
|LWVAC Study on Charter Schools|
"Understanding School Choice in Alachua County Social Impact"
"Understanding School Choice in Alachua County: Standards and Accountability"
|"Understanding School Choice in Alachua County: Funding School Choice in Florida"
This is the first article in the School Choice series. Florida has been a leader in developing both public and private school alternative programs to address the challenges of meeting the educational needs of a diverse population. As a result of these many changes, the Alachua County League has begun a study of their financial and social impacts on the county school system. The League will also review the management and evaluation procedures that indicate how these alternative schools fulfill the constitutionally mandated requirement to provide "a uniform, efficient, safe, and high quality system of free public schools that allow students to obtain a high quality education..." as required by the Florida constitution.
School Choice: Glossary of Terms