Great Lakes Center research questions Bush's Florida success

Jeb Bush continued to spread the story of the “Florida miracle” in a press conference with Gov. Snyder after his presentation to a joint meeting of the Senate and House Education committees. 

Earlier this week Bush outlined his Florida education reform for legislators—what he claims is a “lesson for the nation.” However, research reviews from the Great Lakes Center question the success of his plan.

Here’s what the Great Lakes Center has reported:

Review of Getting Farther Ahead by Staying behind: a Second-Year Evaluation of Florida’s Policy to End Social Promotion

Review of an Evaluation of Florida’s Program to End Social Promotion and Getting Ahead by Staying Behind: an Evaluation of Florida’s Program to End Social Promotion

Review of the Effect of Special Education Vouchers on Public School Achievement: Evidence from Florida’s McKay Scholarship Program

Review of Feeling the Florida Heat? How Low-Performing Schools Respond to Voucher and Accountability Pressure

Review of the Impact of a Universal Class-Size Reduction Policy: Evidence from Florida's Statewide Mandate