|Posted on January 12, 2009 at 10:41 AM|
" (Lib efforts helped in ) " massive changes' including:
Consensus on an 'all mentor the learner,' not 'authoritarian educator' model
A simplified but detailed set of recommended home school standards developed by the home schoolers themselves, with parents mentoring 2% of learners
Schooling choice such as magnet (themed, such as classical academies or techical crfts), charter (parent designed), or easy to create private schools
A privately funded voucher program passed through the state
Free college tuition funded by lotteries and efficiencies for all students passing tests
Diagnostic tests and teacher incentives
Accelerated certification of teachers if one has university degree
Work on legalization of the teaching of evolution and advanced biology (UPDATE: In 2008 it was agreed that evolution per se could be taught and teachers could not be fired for using the word).
Florida public schools have even adopted the Libertarian suggestion of using the internet so public school students can learn at home or get credit for college courses 'effectively reducing class size to one-on-one tutoring while saving taxpayer funds'