Many public school districts oppose private school choice, but in Florida, one of the most choice-rich states in America, many of their employees embrace it.
This school year, at least 2,600 public school district employees in Florida are sending their children to private schools using the state’s two main private school choice programs.
We know this because parents who apply for the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and Family Empowerment Scholarship for low- and middle-income families list employers on scholarship applications. This year, the two programs are serving roughly 155,000 students.
(The programs are administered by Step Up For Students, which hosts this blog. And huge thanks to Benjamin Pax in the Step Up information technology department for compiling the spread sheets that allowed me to sort by employer.)