Bill Montford

How Florida is Legislating the Complete Elimination of Local Control

I was once advised that when a steamroller is coming, you need to get out of the way. This is the last week of the 2017 legislative session, the steamroller is definitely headed this way and public education is directly in its path. On 5/1/17, Senator...
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A Change In Definition Of Level 3 WILL Affect Passing Rates And School Grades: Don’t Do It, Florida!

If you are short on time, here is the summary version (complete details follow below): The Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF) wants to align FSA passing scores to NAEP “proficiency”. NAEP proficiency is a bar set well above grade...
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Senator Flores, the Foundation, and a Path to Accountabaloney

The 2017 Florida legislative season began with high hopes amongst education advocates. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Pre-K – 12 Education appeared ready to take real actions regarding the problems with high stakes testing, and other...
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