Florida is celebrating the twenty-year mark of its A+ Plan for Education, which brought accountability, parental choice, and evidence-based practices to the state’s schools. These efforts produced results that put almost every other state to shame, and lifted Florida from the middle of the pack to the top tier. But even more impressive is that these outcomes occurred while the state kept spending per pupil flat as a pancake. This makes Florida a serious outlier, and represents an incredible and laudable return on investment.
The Education Gadfly Weekly: Papering over school failure is no way to attract businesses
Volume 19, Number 21
Aaron Churchill 5.17.2019
Chester E. Finn, Jr. 5.22.2019
Adam Tyner, Ph.D. 5.22.2019
Jeff Murray 5.22.2019
Michael J. Petrilli, David Griffith, Amber M. Northern, Ph.D., Julia Rafal-Baer 5.22.2019