Tampa Bay Times’ Jeff Solochek gets to the bottom of the Florida Teacher Scholarship Program

Jeff did a very nice job diagnosing the scholarship program for Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times.

I have a quote in there, but it is a relief to see I am far from the only person upset about this program.  I was starting to wonder whether I was losing my mind.

My number one question was this:  Whose idea was it?  The answer is House Education Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Erik Fresen, who says he was inspired to propose the program by reading Amanda Ripley’s The Smartest Kids in the World.  

One wonders what Amanda Ripley would think of the Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program.

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