Pro to the question "Is the Use of Standardized Tests Improving Education in America?"
"...[W]e need to measure the effectiveness of teachers in the classroom. If we don’t measure, we don’t really care about the outcome. An annual standardized test is the most objective way to determine whether a student is learning a year’s worth of knowledge in a year’s time. If a classroom of students demonstrates progress from one year to the next on a standardized test, the teacher deserves credit..."
"Global Knowledge Is Power," Washington Times, Oct. 22, 2008
Experts Individuals with PhDs, heads of government, members of federal legislative bodies, and individuals with graduate degrees and significant post-graduate involvement in fields relevant to the study of education. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and President, Jeb Bush and Associates (consulting firm), 2007-present
Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Excellence in Education
Founder and Chairman, Foundation for Florida's Future
Co-Chair, Hispanic Leadership Network Conference
Co-Chair, Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy
Board Member, Tenet Healthcare Corporation, CNL Bancshares, CASEnergy, Volunteer USA, Our Pledge, Rayonier Inc., Swisher Hygiene Inc., Angelica Corporation, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc., and Empower Software Solutions, Inc.
Former Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Independent Task Force on US Immigration Policy
Former Co-Chair, Digital Learning Council
43rd Governor of Florida, 1999-2007
Co-Founder, Liberty City Charter School, 1996 (Florida's first charter school; closed in 2008)