Jeb's rules of reform
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, now making the national rounds talking up our state's education accountability methods, took time from his busy schedule to write a column for the Friedman Foundation's School Choice Advocate.
The title is "Five Rules for School Reform." And they are:
- Do what you said you would do
- Measure the outcome of reform and report it
- Invest in a long-term commitment
- Communicate what you're doing, especially to parents
- Success is never final and reform is never finished
"To really transform education in America, we need to embrace the fundamental concept that education should be custom-designed to maximize every child's God-given capacity to learn," Bush writes. "And then we need to allow freedom, innovation and competition to reshape the education system around the goal of ensuring their success."