education reforms for quite some time. But now even Republican Legislators like
Will Weatherford and Don Geatz, no friends of public education have as well. They
penned a letter urging Jeb Bush’s, Chief for Change and Florida education
commissioner, Tony “one states trash is another’s treasure” Bennett to have
Florida drop out of the PARCC testing consortium.
said, in Florida it sounds
like many parents and taxpayers may be getting fatigued by test-driven school
grades, adding onto the power of employee groups. Like we’ve seen in Texas, Florida’s politics may be reflecting a general exhaustion
with standards and testing that fails to treat either students, or schools and
districts, as unique. In other words, the likely benefits to breaking down such
systems are being felt by more parents and “regular” voters, which doesn’t bode
well for standards-and-accountability in Florida. http://www.cato.org/blog/reality-hits-sunshine-state-
inevitable public sector dig, it sounds like they are saying enough is enough.
fought for and multiple pathways to gradation; something he fought against, The
RNC passing a resolution against common core standards, Jeb’s pet project, http://bobsidlethoughtsandmusings.wordpress.com/2013/04/12/rnc-passes-resolution-against-jeb-bushs-common-core-standards/
the Florida miracle being debunked: https://testing.gfordistrict3.com/2013/02/jeb-bush-kicks-60-yard-field-goal-from.html
and the revelation that his foundations donors are all organizations, that seek
to profit off the privatization of public schools: https://testing.gfordistrict3.com/2013/03/more-proof-jeb-bush-is-just-profiteer.html
Then it has been a pretty brutal year for his policies. I really believe that
when it is all said and done, Jeb Bush will be the villain of the story and
nobody deserves to have his 15 minutes be up more than him.