Education reform in Florida: Diversity and equity in public policy

Kathryn M. Borman, Sherman Dorn

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Abstract

In Education Reform in Florida, sociologists and historians evaluate Governor Jeb Bush's nation-leading school reform policies since 1999. They examine the startlingly broad range of education policy changes enacted in Florida during Bush's first term, including moves toward privatization with a voucher system, more government control of public education institutions with centralized accountability mechanisms, and a "superboard" for all public education. The contributors arrive at a mixed conclusion regarding Bush's first-term education policies: while he deserves credit for holding students to higher standards, his policies have, unfortunately, pushed for equality in a very narrow way. The contributors remain skeptical about seeing significant and sweeping improvement in how well Florida schools work for all students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherState University of New York Press
Number of pages294
ISBN (Print)9780791469835
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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    Borman, K. M., & Dorn, S. (2007). Education reform in Florida: Diversity and equity in public policy. State University of New York Press.