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FL state Sen. John Legg on Common Core, PARCC, school choice & more

One of Florida’s top education leaders offered a strong defense of Common Core Wednesday, saying while legitimate concerns exist “we cannot let political rhetoric and emotion impede us from implementing rigorous standards and high expectations for students.” The comments from state Sen. John Legg, R-Lutz, the influential chair of the[Read More…]

Rick Hess on school choice, Common Core and for-profits in education

For those who dismiss the potential upside of for-profits in education, Rick Hess asks them to consider virtually every other aspect of their lives. “Think about other big investments people make: their house, their car, their tablet or smartphone,” wrote Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute,[Read More…]

Doug Tuthill on school choice, accountability, Common Core & more

In today’s chat, we talked with Doug Tuthill, president of Step Up For Students in Florida. Readers asked him about everything from Common Core and private schools, to whether the value of tax credit scholarships should be increased, to the right balance between school choice and government regs when it[Read More…]