Indiana’s Mitch Daniels on education reform

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is planning to sign two sweeping education bills into law today — one that will create the nation’s most expansive school voucher program, another aimed at expanding charter schools. During a talk yesterday at the American Enterprise Institute, Daniels said that no longer will Indiana “incarcerate any family’s kid in a school that they don’t believe is working, having tried it for at least one full year.” That portion of his talk is below. The full hour-long discussion can be found here at AEI’s Web site.

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BY Adam Emerson

Editor of redefinED, policy and communications guru for Florida education nonprofit

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[…] Not surprisingly, AEI’s education guru Rick Hess had some good things to say about the “uber-wonk” Daniels’ speech. Matthew Ladner posted the full 51-minute speech on Jay Greene’s blog with the telling observation: “Indiana 2011 stands as the best reform session since Florida 1999 in my book.” Meanwhile, for those who don’t have time for the whole speech, RedefinED’s Adam Emerson has posted a key 90-second clip: […]

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