Tag: Mike Petrilli

NAEP scores: American public schools spend more but deliver less for students, families, taxpayers

The performance of American public schools was in decline before the pandemic struck; based on the latest results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics, things are likely to only get worse from here. The data show the average reading score[Read More…]

Florida schools roundup: Most schools reopen, testing delay, ESSA and more

Back in session: Most Florida public school districts reopened Monday or are expected to today or tomorrow, according to the Florida Department of Education. School districts are also making decisions on how they’ll make up the time missed for Hurricane Irma. Florida Department of Education. Orlando Sentinel. Sun-Sentinel. Gradebook. Florida Times-Union. Bradenton Herald. Daytona[Read More…]

Florida roundup: School choice, charter schools, Common Core and more

Note: Today’s roundup is longer than usual. It includes noteworthy Florida education news, blog and opinion pieces that appeared during our holiday break. Our Florida roundups are returning to their usual Monday-through-Friday schedule. Lawsuits. A lawsuit challenging Florida school choice legislation is dismissed.  Associated Press. Miami Herald. Education Week. News Service of Florida. Palm Beach[Read More…]

Petrilli: School choice movement better off without ‘awful’ schools

School choice supporters should back more government oversight of private schools that accept vouchers and tax credit scholarships because the choice movement would be better off without schools that are “by any measure awful.” So argued Michael Petrilli, executive vice president of the Fordham Institute, in a live chat Tuesday[Read More…]

Parental choice is part of accountability

Accountability in public education derives from a combination of government regulations and consumer choice.  Historically, because we’ve had so little consumer choice in public education, regulations have been the dominant component of accountability. But now that school choice is becoming more ubiquitous, consumer choice is assuming a more prominent role.[Read More…]