Tag Archives: Florida Miracle

Bush Foundation for Excellence in Education: “Pay to Play, Reap profits”?

Corporate Interests Pay to Play to Shape Education Policy, Reap profits. From In The Public Interest: Emails Show Bush-Led Organization’s ALEC-Like Role in State Policymaking Emails between the Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE), founded and chaired by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and state education officials show that the foundation is writing state education […]

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“Time to invest in Latino children”

Had an interview/conversation yesterday with Sandra Lilley (She’s featured in my Twitter background photo) from NBCLatino. Her article Census shows it’s time to invest in Latino children, says experts discussed the growth of Latina/os in U.S. Schools: By 2060 Latinos will be nearly one of every three Americans, according to the latest Census report released today.  As […]

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Exclusive to Cloaking Inequity: Retro School Finance Testimony

Ever wondered what prepared expert testimony for a school finance case looks like? Recently, Dr. Walt Haney, a Boston College Professor well-known for statistically debunking the Texas and Florida educational miracles, emailed me a copy of his expert report prepared for the previous Texas school finance adequacy case (West Orange-Cove v. Neeley). For those of you that really like to dig […]

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Lurking in the Bushes: Peeking at Florida Education Miracle

There is another education presidential candidate lurking in the Bushes with an education “miracle” being discussed extensively in the media and elsewhere. Critics have pointed out that the miracle in Florida is no more real than the education miracle in Texas that spawned No Child Left Behind a decade ago— another elegant illusion of numbers? Some […]

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