School Choice

Michigan Urged To Adopt Florida's Education Reforms

Options, accountability and flexibility

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TALLAHASSEE — When it comes to public education, Floridians have a lot to be proud of.

At least, that's what one policy analyst from Michigan's Mackinac Center is saying.

A new study by the state-based think tank compares Michigan's student achievement and education policies with the Sunshine State's. The conclusion: Michigan would be a top performer if it had enacted similar education reforms during the past 15 years.

The study shows that reforms expanding school choice options, teacher accountability standards and online learning programs,to name a few, have helped students tremendously.