Editor’s note: This is the third video in our series on school choice in rural areas. You can check out the first two here and here. And you can see our paper on the topic, “Rerouting the Myths of Rural Education Choice,” here.
It’s the pearl in the oyster.
Tiny and hidden but incredibly valuable.
A community nonprofit created ED Corps a few years ago to expand opportunities for young people in Franklin County. Franklin County is all of 12,000 people, its biggest towns being Eastpoint (population 2,614), Apalachicola (population 2,341), and Carrabelle (population 2,606).
Life here is woods and water. So ED Corps students spend a good bit of time outdoors, mostly working on conservation projects that help sustain fishing and forestry.
As you’ll see in our new video, they love it.
Right now the school has 11 students, almost all of them using school choice scholarships.
One of the coolest things about school choice is that it allows solutions to come from every direction, whether that’s in a rural community or urban community or any other kind of community.
ED Corps is another beautiful example. The people of Franklin County are so modest, they’d never think to boast about the innovative school they created. So we get to do that.
Enjoy the video.