Education Reporting

Florida parent trigger debate didn’t bring out best from established parent groups

Amidst all the inflated rhetoric that defined the debate over Florida’s parent trigger bill, one persistent claim stood out as particularly jarring: the notion that low-income parents don’t know how to act in the best interests of their children. That much of this language came from white, suburban parent activists makes it all the more disconcerting. The parent[Read More…]

Sorry, but you got it wrong: redefinED introduces rebuttED

Last week, the Tampa Bay Times, the biggest newspaper in Florida, published a front-page story about Jeb Bush’s still-substantial influence in Florida education reform. The headline was fair and straightforward — “Jeb Bush shaping education in Florida” — but then came the blurb beneath it: “Lawmakers listen. Private and charter[Read More…]