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Rick Scott’s 2012 FCAT Rankings Show Poverty Matters

Ocala Star-Banner editor Brad Rogers remind his readers of Rick Scott’s ill-fated 2012 release of FCAT rankings by district, and he’s not attempted that stunt since. Scathing Purple Musings speculated that the decision was a strictly political one and a … Continue reading

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Pam Stewart’s Empty Arguments for the Status Quo

Miami Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho presented the case to the State Board of Education this week that implementation on Common Core in Florida is best done along with a pause in school grades. “So much has changed as far as … Continue reading

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Anti-Teacher Union Rhetoric Is Not Supported by Test Data

No education reform rock start can get through a few sentences without playing the “union” card. Walt Gardner makes mince meat of the argument by pointing to those NAEP results they quote so much: ……if teachers unions are responsible for low student achievement, then students … Continue reading

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“Let them eat tests”

Texts from the many speeches that were given last weekend at the Save Our Schools March have begun to trickle in. Valerie Strauss posted the remarks of  Stanford Education Professor Linda Darling-Hammonds last night. The Stanford professor helped candidate Barack … Continue reading

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Florida Charter Schools Fall “far short of the sky-high promises by politicians and for-profit executives who claimed that they would do better”

Coming on the heals of this weekends Orlando Sentinel story regarding the poor overall performance of the state’s charter schools, arrives a thorough smackdown of the politicians whom plunged Florida into such a commitment in the first place. Writes Scott Maxwell: But … Continue reading

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