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Florida Minorities Benefited Greatly from Education Reforms

Created on March 24, 2015

Florida Minorities Benefited Greatly from Education Reforms

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Read the original report, "True or False? Jeb Bush’s Education Reforms Boosted Florida’s Schoolchildren," by Ken McIntyre.

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In 1998, black and Hispanic students in Florida were underperforming when compared to whites on the national level. But under education reforms by then-Governor Jeb Bush, reading scores for Florida minorities began to surge and close the gap, a trend which continues today.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics, National Assessment of Education Progress.

Tags: Florida, Jeb-Bush, Education-Reforms