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Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

Writing for Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mike Thomas bemoans Florida’s class size amendment as a “$30 billion mistake.” What sounded good on a ballot turned chaotic when implemented to the letter of the law. We now have … Continue reading

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Why is the Bush Foundation Against Federal Graduation Rankings?

They favor ranking everything else. From the Bush Foundation’s editorial producer, Mike Thomas: The unfortunate consequence of No Child Left Behind is that some states dumbed down assessments to increase student passing rates. Could a new federal formula used to … Continue reading

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Tampa Bay Times: SB 736 Teacher “Evaluations Earn Failing Grade”

From the editors of the Tampa Bay Times: It was obvious to Florida public school teachers six weeks ago that the state’s new system for evaluating them uses imperfect data that makes the evaluations of dubious value. Now a statewide … Continue reading

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Florida DOE Spikes the Football on Grad Rates While College Remediation Rates Soar

The Florida Department of Education patted itself on the back late last week on improving graduation rates all the while hoping nobody calls them on the number of those graduates need remediation when they get to college. But StateImpact reporters … Continue reading

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High Number of Florida Grads Need Remediation – Costs State Taxpayers Millions

This story is back for another year. The Palm Beach Post’s  Allison Ross reports: Florida pays a real price for having to educate students on the same topic twice. A May 2011 report from the Alliance for Excellent Education, a … Continue reading

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The Alarming Silence on the Remediation Levels Needed by Florida College Freshmen

Ocala Star-Banner editorial page editor, Brad Rogers correctly points out that the number of Florida freshmen who need some sort of remediation is the most crucial – and disturbing piece of education data that no one is talking about: Over half … Continue reading

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Concern Grows for the Number of Florida’s High School Grads Needing Remediation

A proposal to lower FCAT’s cut scores prompted a sharp rebuttal from one prominent member of Florida’s board of education. From GRADEBOOK: They should expect some resistance from at least one board member. John Padget, a retired superintendent, told the … Continue reading

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How Rick Scott’s Call for More STEM Education Helps Focus on Florida School’s Real Problem

Writing in this morning’s Gainesville Sun, Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida president Ed. H. Moore takes Governor Rick Scott’s call for an emphasis on STEM education and applies the realities of what kind of students are arriving on the state’s … Continue reading

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Gainesville Sun Label’s Rick Scott a Yahoo Politician

Cleverly inferring Rick Scott’s loathing of liberalarts, the Gainesville Sun invoked a classic to mock his Neanderthal take on higher education. In Scott’s dystopian view of Florida’s future, higher education will devote itself to the turning out of widget makers and drones … Continue reading

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