For 20 years ExcelinEd’s chairman, Governor Jeb Bush, has passionately advocated for policies that will center America’s education system around students. He believes all children can learn. His experience in Florida proves it to be true. Research shows the gap between the haves and the have nots is widening. This is not only morally wrong, it damages our economic success. A transformation of America’s education system is imperative. Today, in the National Review, Governor Bush outlines a comprehensive set of proven reforms that will lead to rising student achievement.
“The United States has become a global leader in education spending, while also becoming a global laggard in student achievement. Our students have fallen behind their international peers in math and science. The result is that only one quarter of the students who do earn a high-school diploma are prepared for college. Despite high unemployment, there are 3 million skilled jobs going unfilled because companies cannot find qualified applicants.
Studies done by the Brookings Institution and the American Enterprise Institute show the prospect for economic mobility is becoming increasingly remote. The income gap is widening, and the middle class is being squeezed. Thankfully, state leaders are backing reforms to transform education in ways that will ultimately extend opportunity and prosperity to more Americans. But more must be done.
Accountability and transparency have shown us which policies work and which ones don’t. There is no single wonder drug that will transform education, but a set of bold, proven reforms holds the key to dramatically raising student achievement.”
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