November 7 2013 – Inside Agenda Blog – Steve Paikin
Florida Governor Jeb Bush was in town at the end of October talking about education reform. After he became governor in 1999, he discovered he’d taken over a sclerotic education system that was failing kids, dominated by unions, and suffering from the tragedy of low expectations.
on.” He brought in merit pay for teachers and graded schools, as well as students. Better schools with better results got more resources. “Teacher unions hated this,” he said. “Change didn’t come easy because empires don’t disappear quietly into the night.”
While Governor Bush spoke at an Empire Club event, he recommended a “cocktail of reforms” to constantly challenge the education system. Read the whole article to find out what reforms are included – we at OFIS LOVE #3!