Friday, April 03, 2009

New Report Provides Blueprint for Education Response to Fiscal Crisis

Despite the current economic crisis, Florida has a unique opportunity to improve its current K-12 education system by protecting policies that provide incentives for higher achievement while cutting back on those that do not contribute to performance, according to a report co-authored by three scholars at Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University, and Brown University.

In the report, prepared at the request of the Florida State Board of Education, Paul E. Peterson of Harvard, Eric A. Hanushek of Stanford and Martin R. West of Brown say that the fiscal crisis should be seen as an opportunity to enhance school productivity.

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