Low Performing Schools / Alternatives
“Your Voice” on Gulf Coast Live! @ noon
Wednesday, January 26
The Alliance for Excellent Education and data from Johns Hopkins University report Florida has more than 160 of the nation’s lowest performing schools, putting it second behind Texas. Four Collier High Schools are among the lowest performing in the country. The Obama administration has committed $3.5 billion to fund changes in persistently low-performing schools around the country, with priority given to high schools with graduation rates below 60 percent. We’ll look at how to turn low performing schools around.
Plus we’ll look at school alternatives including Charter schools, home schooling and private schools. The national nonprofit Center for Education Reform gave Florida’s charter school law a “B” grade in its 2011 ranking, its 12th annual overview. How has technology changed home schooling? What are private schools doing to attract students in this economy?