The Bush-Brogan A+ Plan is the current educational agenda for Florida’s public schools. The plan was introduced shortly after the Bush/Brogan administration took office. The Bush/Brogan administration has taken on the responsibility of transforming Florida’s public schools into centers of excellence. The administration believes that the quality of life of Florida’s citizens is dependent up on the value of the state’s education system. They validate this reasoning by explaining that the public education system serves as the training ground for tomorrow’s workers and leaders. For success, Florida’s future needs the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to sustain and a productive economy and society. Unfortunately, before the implementation of the Bush-Brogan A+ Plan, students were not receiving the education needed for success.
The A+ Plan has been modified to be in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act. The A+ Plan involves two main principles, each student should gain a year's worth of knowledge in a year’s time and no child will be left behind. The A+ Plan highlights include the following: accountability, choice for parents, more resources, rewards for improvement and success, correcting failure, providing opportunity scholarships, and improving school safety and discipline. The A+ Plan aims to change the status quo. It introduces ideals that all students should excel opposed to only students from certain socioeconomic backgrounds or ethnicities.
John Ellis Bush
Governor John Ellis Bush, Jeb Bush, was elected as the Republican governor of Florida in 1998. He is the first Republican Governor to be reelected in Florida. Governor Bush has demonstrated deep concern for the education of Florida’s students even before he was elected. As the chairperson of the Foundation for Florida’s Future, he co-founded Florida’s first charter school, Liberty City Charter School, with the Urban League of Greater Miami....