This week, Florida students will take part in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, known as the FCAT, a cornerstone of outcome-based education, strongly promoted by Florida GOP leaders since the late 1990s.
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Parents, educators and supporters of public education will occupy the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., starting Friday to demand support for well-funded, high-quality public schools and an end to publicly funded private schools.
Business and political leaders will participate this Wednesday in the Florida Coalition of Public School Options’ second annual “School Choice Day” in Tallahassee, in a show of support for charter schools.
“National School Choice Week” launched its nationwide activities in New Orleans over the weekend with the participation of celebrities and elected officials and a proclamation of support by at least 25 state governors, including Rick Scott.
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The “universal voucher” proposal floated this week by Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s transition team is drawing opposition from at least one longtime supporter of school vouchers.
A document released Tuesday by Gov.-elect Rick Scott’s transition team outlines ideas for expanding “school choice” and “teacher accountability,” along with other measures intended to transform the state’s education system.
This week, Florida lawmakers in Tallahassee for committee meetings gathered for a screening of Waiting for Superman, a documentary that advances two solutions for the problems with America’s education system: school choice and so-called accountability for teachers.
Both ideas were on display Thursday.