Some background here on corporate vouchers.
. . . .Bush, who seriously considered a bid for Florida's opening Senate seat in 2010, has always been a policy-driven politician. And his interest in education runs deep -- as governor, he won an "A-Plus'' plan that steeered added state funding to schools that improved from year to year, as measured in standardized testing, and offered vouchers to students in failing public schools.
Bush was talking about tuition vouchers today in his meeting with Duncan, according to a well-placed source who also was calling on the new education secretary. See Bush's essay about school choice running in the Georgia press.
"It was a productive meeting,'' Bush reported tonight of his meeting today with Duncan. "I believe he has a reformer's heart.''
"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972
. . .a pupil attitude factor, which appears to have a stronger relationship to achievement than do all the “school” factors together, is the extent to which an individual feels that he has some control over his own destiny. James Coleman, 1966
Tuesday, March 03, 2009
Jeb Offers Arne Advice on Corporate Vouchers
With $5 billion in discretionary cash at his disposal, it looks like Arne is lining up his options. From the Tribune's Swamp (ht to Ken Libby):