Former Governor Jeb Bush has been awarded the prestigious Bradley Prize for his continuing commitment to the reform of public education. The prize also carries a $250,000.00 stipend. Sunday's Miami Herald did a piece on the influence former Governor Bush still has on policymakers around the USA.
"With the help of Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, governors and lawmakers in at least 17 states — mostly, though not all, Republican — have explored legislation based on the “Florida model.” That includes grading schools on a A-to-F scale based on standardized test scores, making reading a requirement of advancing to the fourth grade, and giving parents and students private-school vouchers and online courses. “We’ve really moved the needle in Florida and that’s been recognized,” Bush said in an interview with The Miami Herald. 'People are curious to know how we did it.' "
Full article here
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