Florida: Where Every Teacher is Above Average

Florida: Where Every Teacher is Above Average

A new national report just came out and Florida, you should really give yourself a firm handshake and a pat on the back. No, not because you scored “green” across the board, suggesting you’ve held to high standards for teacher evaluations. You deserve praise for an...
Florida’s Education Prospects Look Sunny In Latest Report

Florida’s Education Prospects Look Sunny In Latest Report

Last week, I took my car into the dealership for a minor repair and started working from the waiting room. A young salesman came in, presumably on his break, and started chatting me up. He couldn’t have been older than 25.  When I told him I worked in education policy...
Op-Ed: A Conservative Fix for Surprise Medical Billing

Op-Ed: A Conservative Fix for Surprise Medical Billing

The following op-ed was submitted to The Capitolist by Leslie Dougher and represents the opinion of the author. Now that Congress is back in session, our lawmakers must finish a task they started earlier this year—and that is passing common-sense legislation that once...
Guest Op-Ed: Water, The Lifeblood of Florida

Guest Op-Ed: Water, The Lifeblood of Florida

Florida’s vast water resources are the lifeblood of Florida and are precisely why our state is such a vibrant and unique part of America. Water is at the core of Florida’s economy and a defining feature of our state’s identity. Our beautiful beaches, lakes, and...