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Florida - A model for the nation?



Jeb_s_legacy_mh102 When it comes to changing the education landscape, Florida leads the nation. It's tops in vouchers, charter schools and more.

Former governor Jeb Bush (who's advising GOP presidential hopeful John McCain) implemented many of the controversial policies that govern Florida's school system. Starting tomorrow, he is bringing folks to Orlando to hold up his handiwork as a model for other states to follow.

"My hope is that other states working to improve their quality of education can replicate some of the successes we have achieved," Bush told the St. Petersburg Times in an e-mail.

Reporter Ron Matus has written a full story on how many education policy analysts already like what they see. It got posted on earlier today. Check it out here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:47am]


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