Patrick R. Gibbons

Patrick Gibbons is public affairs manager at Step Up for Students and a research fellow for the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. A former teacher, he lived in Las Vegas, Nev., for five…

Florida corporations funded more than $500 million in scholarships in 2021-22

(reimaginED) – The Florida Tax Credit Scholarship served 85,612 low- and middle-income students last year, according to a new report from the Florida Department of Education. The program funded $568.8 million… Read More

October 6, 2022
Can an old case from Florida stop voucher expansion?

(reimaginED) – School choice opponents in West Virginia recently turned to an unlikely place for help stopping school vouchers: Florida. With the U.S. Supreme Court slamming the door shut on… Read More

July 29, 2022
Home education remains a popular option in post-pandemic Florida

(reimaginED) – Families who chose home education during the pandemic not only liked the option, but may have told a few friends. A new report from the Florida Department… Read More

July 22, 2022
Florida’s private school enrollment eclipses 400,000 students

(reimaginED) – Florida’s private school enrollment bounced back from the pandemic stronger and healthier than ever according to the Florida Department of Education’s latest annual report on private schools. Read More

July 19, 2022
Christian Schools, Legislation
SCOTUS decision opens the door for school choice, renders Blaine Amendment mostly dead

Blaine Amendments prohibiting the public support of religious schools, once used to bludgeon school choice supporters during legislative debates, is dead. Or, at least mostly dead. A 6-3 ruling by… Read More

June 23, 2022