After badgering public schools, DeSantis got something right and it’s a big deal
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Finally, after spending the past two months threatening school districts, Gov. Ron DeSantis has come up with a great idea for public education. He wants to eliminate the Florida Standards Assessments — three words that teachers hate, students dread and parents stress over. So much hinges on the FSA and those hours of test-taking that happen every spring: teacher performance evaluations, school grades and student self-esteem. DeSantis wants to replace that testing model starting in the 2022-23 school year with student “progress monitoring” three times a year that would reduce testing by 75% and...