The third-grade reading guarantee and A to F school-rating system that are hallmarks of Governor Kasich’s mid-biennium budget aren’t new ideas in education. Florida enacted the changes years ago and has seen student achievement rise as a result. Attend tonight’s House education committee meeting or tomorrow’s Senate education committee to learn more about the “Florida experience.” Testifying will be Patricia Levesque and Mary Laura Bragg, of the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and Marcus Winters, of the Manhattan Institute.

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