Jacksonville, hotbed of education reform?
Jacksonville, Florida, as the natives (like me) are allowed to say, is the capital of South Georgia, the home town of Tim Tebow and the place where, in 2010, a public high school is still named after the first imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. It's also one of the most hospitable cities in the country for education reform, according to a study out this week from the Fordham Institute. Seriously? Among other things, Fordham gives the River City kudos for luring a KIPP charter school and having a Teach for America presence.