Picture Yourself in a State by the Ocean with Really Low Scores and Nothing to Lose

(Guest Post by Matthew Ladner)

Believe it or not 20 years have passed since Jeb Bush kicked off the Florida K-12 reforms during the 1999 legislative session. In a kickoff post at Redefined for a series of articles I lay out the reasoning behind the Florida Supreme Court’s decisive rejection of a recently concluded challenge to these reforms.

A highly coveted Jayblog “No-Prize” goes to whomever leaves the best Beatles lyric pun in the comment section that hasn’t already been used on social media.

3 Responses to Picture Yourself in a State by the Ocean with Really Low Scores and Nothing to Lose

  1. matthewladner says:

    Ok so this is happening on Twitter. Here are the entries thus far.

    Pat Wolf:
    Here comes school choice (do-dum-do-dum)
    Here comes school choice, and I say
    It’s alright

    Ron Matus:
    You say you want customization
    Well, you know
    Public schools have been this way for years

    Robert Pondiscio:
    I say “Test”, you say “No”.
    You say “Stop” and I say “Go, go, go…”

    Hey, Jeb. Don’t be afraid.
    Take a bad school, and make it better…

    “But the school on the hill
    Sees its scores going down…”

    Don Soifer:
    Here’s a weak ESSA Plan,
    Written just for ESSA Land,
    Making all these ESSA plans for Nobody….

    Emily Sass:
    “Imagine all the people
    Living in literacy…”

  2. Greg Forster says:

    Yesterday
    School choice’s political success seemed so far away
    Now it looks as though it’s here to stay
    Oh, I turned my back on choice yesterday

    Suddenly
    I wasn’t half the man I used to be
    There’s a shadow of vacillation hanging over me
    Oh, Common Core crashed suddenly

    Why Common Core had to go, I don’t know
    The unions wouldn’t say
    I calculated the politics wrong
    Now I long for yesterday

    Yesterday
    Ed reform was such an easy game to play
    Now I need a place to hide away
    Oh, I believe in yesterday

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