If you want to understand where public education reform is heading, look south and east to Florida, where the governor-elect, Rick Scott, is talking about a new funding student formula that is more likely to destroy the public school system than accomplish anything else, says Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post. Scott wants to expand a voucher program that allows low-income and disabled students to use public money to go to private schools to ALL students. Here’s how it would work, according to a preliminary plan: Vouchers, euphemistically termed “education savings accounts,” would be created and the state would deposit...
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