Tag: David Colburn

Florida roundup: Common Core, high school MOOCs, Ghost of Education Past …

Common Core: There is general acceptance among teachers, teachers unions and politicians in Florida that Common Core is a good thing, but questions remain about testing and funding, the Associated Press reports. Next big step. President Obama can build on Common Core by creating another Race to the Top competition,[Read More…]

Florida scholar didn’t do homework before dismissing school “vouchers”

David Colburn is a respected former University of Florida provost and progressive academic who should have done more homework before he blithely characterized those who support private school options as salesmen and hucksters. His recent commentary in the state‚Äôs largest newspaper, the Tampa Bay Times, rather pointedly ignored important evidence[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Voucher accountability, single-gender schools and more

Vouchers need more accountability. So say David R. Colburn, director of the Askew Institute at the University of Florida, and Brian Dassler, chief academic officer for the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, in this exclusive op-ed for the Tampa Bay Times. Response here from the Heartland Institute, which says[Read More…]