ICYMI: Flor⁠i⁠da educa⁠t⁠⁠i⁠on news ⁠i⁠n rev⁠i⁠ew, week of Aug. 13, 2017 Augus⁠t⁠ 19, 2017

By: The James Madison Institute / 2017



Let's Honor Bethune with a New K-12 Scholarship Program, William Mattox of the James Madison Institute
Since it's common for scholarship programs to pay tribute to prominent educators and champions of education – Jefferson, Fulbright, Pell, Rhodes, McKay, Gardiner, etc. – it would be fitting for Florida to name a new K-12 scholarship program after [historic educator Mary McLeod] Bethune. Thus, this essay not only will call for the State of Florida to create such a scholarship, but it also will argue that this new program ought to have three distinguishing characteristics symbolic of Bethune's legacy: (1) universal access; (2) diverse usage; and (3) rewards for resourcefulness.