Tag: Parent Revolution

Florida roundup: teacher pay, parent trigger, Common Core & more

Marco Rubio. He’s visiting a Tampa private school today to highlight his proposal for a federal tax credit scholarship. The Buzz. Parent trigger. StateImpact Florida notes the Times/Herald story on the Sunshine Parents video and the parent trigger petition questions. So does Education Week, which includes a response from Parent[Read More…]

Howard Fuller: Don’t be knee-jerk about for-profits in school choice, ed reform

Count legendary school choice activist Howard Fuller among those who don’t have a problem with for-profit entities in education reform. At the Black Alliance for Educational Options symposium in Orlando on Thursday, Fuller, who is BAEO’s chair, told several hundred participants at a first-timers orientation that “you also need to[Read More…]

Bias against for-profit education providers is off the mark

Ben Austin of Parent Revolution and Rick Hess of the American Enterprise Institute have been engaging in a civil dialogue on the merits of educators and parents being able to purchase instructional and management services from for-profit corporations. Austin opposes allowing parents and educators to have this option, while Hess[Read More…]

Jeb Bush talks bipartisanship in ed reform, predicts parent trigger passage in Florida

Kicking off his foundation’s fifth annual national education summit, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stressed the usual components of his reform agenda today but also accented an increasingly big talking point: bipartisanship. Bush said “new coalitions on the left and right” are moving to revamp teacher evaluation and compensation systems and concluded[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: voucher talk in Texas, parent trigger in Michigan and more

Texas: Recent political appointments show more stars lining up for vouchers in the next legislative session. (Houston Chronicle) Michigan: Parent Revolution leader Ben Austin criticizes a parent trigger proposal in Michigan because for-profit charter schools would be among the options parents could select for a school turnaround. (Education Week) Florida: School[Read More…]

Democratic tensions over school choice, parent trigger in Charlotte

Like the Democratic Party platform on education, this is no surprise: Democratic tension over school choice and parental empowerment is on display at in Charlotte. But some of the developments and statements are still worth logging in. StudentsFirst co-sponsored a special screening of the new movie “Won’t Back Down” at the[Read More…]