Gary Chartrand

Gary Chartrand: More than just school choice; high-quality education matters

America is a land built on the principle of freedom. Freedom stands for something greater than just the right to act however I choose — it also stands for securing for everyone an equal opportunity for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Americans cherish their freedom and virtually every product or service that we desire comes with […]

The results of Florida’s education reforms are impressive. Their return-on-investment is totally off the charts.

On June 21, 1999, Governor Jeb Bush signed Florida’s A+ Plan for Education into law, beginning a systemic transformation that serves as a national model for raising student achievement. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of this comprehensive strategy to improve public education, the Foundation for Florida’s Future is publishing a blog series featuring perspectives from the people that made it[…..]

With Greater Opportunities and Investment, Florida Students Are This Session’s Winners

By Patricia Levesque Florida’s 2019 Legislative Session concluded today, closing out one of the nation’s boldest sessions on education this year. From empowering families with educational options and strengthening career education to providing teachers with professional development and bonus opportunities, students and their futures are the real winners this session. During the next few weeks, please join[…..]