Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

EDUCATION One Approach

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

EDUCATION One Approach

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Edison, a company that operates schools for profit, is still battling for market share and in search of its first profit. It has found a tough adversary in the education establishment.

The near-monopoly of the public schools is ending. States such as Florida have allowed parents more choice. Charter schools, homeschooling, vouchers and tax credits offer parents options that were not available to most just a few years ago.

In the world of private schooling, non-profit secular and religious schools were the only players until Edison and a few other companies began trying to compete.

There is, of course, no reason why a company should not be able to educate children at a reasonable cost and still make a profit -- on a level playing field.

Those with a vested interest in public schools are major stockholders in the Democrat Party. They have opposed any choice for parents but to take the school to which their child is assigned, no matter how deficient it may be. …

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