“It’s unfortunate, but we saw democracy at work.”

Frank Lopez, a parent of a fifth-grader at the Bank of America Learning Academy in Jacksonville, Fla., a specialty school of the Duval County School District. The Duval School Board voted Tuesday to close the school to save $309,000 annually in its $1.7 billion budget. (Source: The Florida Times-Union)

“Sometimes the district that a bureaucrat draws that says you have to go here because it works in my bus route doesn’t necessarily translate into academic excellence.”

Bill Dunn, a Knoxville, Tenn., Republican who is sponsoring HB 388, a school voucher initiative for low-income students in Tennessee. (Source: News Channel 5)

“The very idea that we continue to restrict children from getting a high-quality education by where they live — and perpetuate Zip Code education — is absolutely senseless.”

RiShawn Biddle, editor of Dropout Nation, writing about the move of seven California families who asked a state superior court to bar the Los Angeles Unified School District  from striking a new collective bargaining agreement with the union that fails to consider student test data in teacher evaluations. (Source: Dropout Nation)

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit