Florida Forward Conversations About the Future: Education Reform

Our own Kathleen Oropeza will be a panelist at the Orlando Sentinel’s event- Florida Forward. She will be joined by former Governor Jeb Bush, Orange County School Board Chair Bill Sublette, Tracy McDaniel, Founder of KIPP Reach, and James Gibbs, Hillsborough County Middle School Instructor. The will discuss education reform and the future of Florida’s public schools.

The event will be live streamed on the web at this link and will run from 11:30-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 20th.

The panelists will take prepared questions from Mike Lafferty of the Orlando Sentinel and questions from the audience. We’ve prepared links to research and studies that review the success or failure of many of the reforms of the past 10 years. Please review them below:

Learning From Finland, How one of the world’s top educational performers turned around, The Boston Globe, Pasi Sahlberg, December 27, 2010

The High Cost of Low Educational Performance, The long-run economic impact of improving of improving PISA results

Teacher pay for performance, Experimental Evidence from the project on incentives in teaching,  Vanderbilt University, September 21, 2010

School Voucher Students’ Scores Show No Significant Change, Study Reports, Huffinton Post, 7.28.11

Charter School Performance in Florida Credo, Standford University 2009

Multiple Choice:  Charter School Performance in 16 States Credo, Standford University

37 percent of Charter Schools Offer Inferior Education , Study Concludes , Ron Matus St. Pete Times

Evaluation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Participation, Compliance, Test Scores and Parental Satisfaction in 2008-09; Figlio, David, Faculty Fellow, Institute of Policy Research, Northwestern University

Evaluation of the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program Participation, Compliance, Test Scores and Parental Satisfaction in 2009-10, August 2011; Figlio, David, Faculty Fellow, Institute of Policy Research, Northwestern University

Kids & Technology: The Developmental Health Debate,  Stephanie Buck, August 15, 2011

American Academy of Pediatrics , Pediatrics Vol. 107

Teacher Performance Pay Alone Does Not Raise Student Test Scores – New Vanderbilt Study FindsVanderbilt-Peabody News, Melanie Moran, September 21, 2010

Teacher Pay For Performance – Experimental Evidence from the Project on Incentives in Teaching, Vanderbilt University, September 2010

The Internet and Your Family, American Academy of Pediatrics

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Author: fundeducationnow

Fund Education Now.org is permanent grass roots, non-partisan group created by parents to inspire and empower voters to advocate on behalf of Florida's children. We believe that Florida's public education crisis is about more than money. Parents, long silent on this subject, must now stand up and lead the discussion and clearly articulate what we, the end-users of public education, want and expect for our kids and our state.

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