This article, on former Gov. Jeb Bush’s education reform foundations, advocates for policies in Florida and nationally that would allow students to advance academically based on whether they’ve mastered content rather than on their age or grade. With guidance from the Jeb Bush-founded Foundation for Florida’s Future and, in some cases, support from outside private grants, three school districts in Florida have already begun implementing “competency-based learning” or “mastery education” pilot programs. Now, the foundation is urging lawmakers to propose policies that would remove barriers to fully implementing the strategy in those districts and statewide.
Source Organization: PoliticoFlorida