Philip Levine on Education
Invest in public schools; stop funds to private/charters
Philip believes it's time to take our public school funding off the back-burner and make the needed investments in our public education system so that everyone can have the same opportunities to advance. Funding public education, paying teachers
fairly, investment in our business of public education must be a top priority. It's time to end the flow of taxpayer money to unaccountable, for-profit charters and private schools and adequately fund our schools, teachers, and our children's future.
Source: 2018 Florida Governor campaign website PhilipLevine2018.com
, Oct 9, 2018
Replace high-stakes testing with more comprehensive scoring
The state has a responsibility to provide a high-quality education to every student. We abandon the achievement of this goal when we use assessment measures incorrectly and inappropriately, specifically, high-stakes testing. The role of assessment
should be formative and diagnostic, not evaluative of overall achievement for the student. Done correctly, testing can help flag students who need extra help. When used as the central standard for assessing overall achievement,
high-stakes standardized testing distorts the whole education process. The state's role in testing, then, should be to serve school districts, to help them with their own assessment strategies, and to provide them with research based best practices.
I would not abolish the school grading system--It is fair to develop robust measures of school performance. As Governor but I could create a more comprehensive scoring system that takes more factors into account than standardized test scores.
Source: Tampa Bay Times on 2018 Florida gubernatorial race
, Jul 26, 2018
Page last updated: Oct 11, 2018