Statement from Patricia Levesque on Senate Bill 1220 and Expansion of Educational Opportunities

Statement from Patricia Levesque, Executive Director of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, on SB 1220, which was approved today by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. “Students perform better when they are in a learning environment that best meets their needs. Increasing the number of Florida Empowerment Scholarships will give more families that opportunity. We appreciate the […]

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[…..]

How and Why The A+ Reforms Were Created

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[…..]