FCAT chaos and why heads ought to roll

Here are my thoughts on Pearson’s failure to deliver the state FCAT grades on time (note: I absolutely hate the way the FCAT is overemphasized – but if you pay a company $250 million and they fail to do the only thing they are paid to do, heads ought to roll!): Pearson’s failure and the […]

Fighting Public Corruption

It’s no wonder that Floridians are losing faith in their government. More public officials in Florida are charged with corruption than in any other state. But the problem isn’t simply criminal wrongdoing. The truth is much of what is wrong isn’t even illegal. We have a state government that operates largely in the shadows; a […]

A Call Out to Palm Beach Parents and Teachers – Testing is not Teaching!

A call out to my Palm Beach friends from “testing is not teaching,” and the CTA — good luck today. Your issues over testing and education policy are not unique to your county and many parents of public school kids, like me, all over Florida will be rooting for you. Florida has gone test crazy […]