Monthly Archives: December 2015

Tallahassee Democrat op-ed: Florida is ignoring a crisis in middle school math

And pretending it isn’t happening isn’t going to make it go away. Read it here.

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Governor Scott challenges universities to change employment outcomes for most popular majors

I should start this post with a disclaimer:  “Posting does not equal endorsement”.  But Governor Scott is now starting to put significant pressure on the universities to change their employment outcomes, and his statement on this is given below.  Those … Continue reading

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Journal of Blacks in Higher Education blog: Underrepresentation of blacks in engineering and physics worsening

The post is given below.  The link is here. A new report from the American Institute of Physics finds that during the 2003-to-2013 period, the number of all bachelor’s degrees in the United States that were earned by African Americans … Continue reading

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Florida Best and Brightest zombies onward while state’s middle school math meltdown goes unaddressed

The Florida Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program takes its first step toward being permanently installed in statute when the House Education Committee meets today starting at noon.  The committee will be considering a bill that includes the Best and … Continue reading

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It’s baaaaaaaaaaaack! Despite withering criticism from teachers and the Florida Senate, the House Education Committee is attempting to write Best and Brightest into statute

The Best and Brightest Teacher Scholarship Program is back – included in a Proposed Committee Bill being considered by the House Education Committee this week.  (See the Orlando Sentinel report here)  The withering criticism of the bill leveled not just … Continue reading

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