Tag: Gov. Jeb Bush

Listen to parents, leaders; expand education choice and hold policies accountable

Editor’s note: This commentary from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appeared last week on miamiherald.com. Like all parents, Jeni and Neal Schoenbach want the best for their children, and each year they assess how their children are doing and what type of school would serve them best. Their kids attend[Read More…]

Hard work, not ‘magic Cubans,’ led to Florida’s Hispanic literacy surge

You, dear reader, look as though you could use some distraction from the viral apocalypse. Like many good stories, this one flashes back to the past to inform the present. A decade ago, while an analyst at the Goldwater Institute, I participated in a debate concerning choice versus curriculum reform.[Read More…]

Lawmakers praise Fifth Third Bank for decision to resume support of tax credit scholarships

Within an hour of Fifth Third Bank’s announcement via a press release that it will continue to fund scholarships for Florida’s most disadvantaged students, state lawmakers took to social media to thank the bank for reconsidering its decision to fund the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship program. Those lawmakers included Rep.[Read More…]

Accountability’s rocky legal road, Part 2

Editor’s note: March 2 marked the 20th anniversary of the legislative session in which Florida Gov. Jeb Bush launched a number of K-12 reforms that transformed education throughout the state. With the start of the 2019 legislative session earlier this month, redefinED embarked upon a series of articles that examine aspects[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Charter district, tests, home-schooling and more

Charter district: The Jefferson County School Board agrees to turn over operations of the district’s struggling schools to the charter school company Somerset Academy. The proposed deal will be taken to the Florida Board of Education today for approval. If the deal is approved, Jefferson would become the first charter district in the[Read More…]