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Tag Archives: NCLB
From Mark Caputo in POLITICO: TALLAHASSEE — Bashing teacher unions and calling for more school choice, Jeb Bush gave one of his trademark wonkish policy speeches Tuesday that had one clear omission: “Common Core.” The educational standards, which the likely … Continue reading
A remarkable press conference was called by an influential Florida state senator yesterday to highlight contradictions in its accountability system. Bill Cotterell writes in the Florida Current: A state senator, a civil rights attorney and the mother of a young … Continue reading
From Tampa Bay Times reporter Alex Leary: Sen. Marco Rubio has joined growing criticism of the education standards known as Common Core, putting him in conflict with Jeb Bush at a time when Rubio is sharpening his conservative credentials. “Common … Continue reading
The republican establishment in Washington and every state capital talks education policy in an echo chamber. Bobby Jindal’s now struck down state-wide voucher bill was seen as a righteous holy crusade. Mitt Romney ran on vouchers. Jeb Bush made a gushing … Continue reading
Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano takes the latest breakdown in Florida’s test-dominated accountability system and leads to where fault really lies. Florida’s education policy-makers are obsessively devoted to standardized tests. The state’s devotion to standardized testing is admirable. It … Continue reading
Jeb Bush wanted Arne Duncan’s NCLB waiver for Florida even though Marco Rubio said Duncan didn’t have the authority to grant them. Standing alone, this is a stunning tidbit that’s gone unnoticed by the Florida media. But both are so 2011. Here … Continue reading
Desperate for a PR winner to defend his high-stakes tests regime, Rick Scott may have found one with a simple rhetorical tool: Change the wording. One now. One later. Let’s take a look: “Parents and taxpayers expect measurement. We’ve got … Continue reading
From WFTV and the work of investigative reporter George Spencer: Despite scoring problems and student failures, the state is paying Pearson $249 million for five years of tests and grading. WFTV also found that Pearson spend hundreds of thousands to … Continue reading
Huffington Post education writer Joy Resmovits interviewed scholars who conducted a National Research Council study which overviewed “incentives and test-based accountability in public schools.” Their conclusions may be the most damaging to test-based reform and NCLB to date. We went … Continue reading
News came yesterday that influential Florida politicians were calling on the Florida Board of Education to reconsider recent grade changes as they adversely affect english-langauge learners. From Jeff Solochek in Gradebook: The Florida Board of Education’s decisions to change the state school … Continue reading