Although DFER does not have an active branch in Florida, Joe Williams says they “play[ed] a leading role in efforts to pass groundbreaking K-12 reform-centered legislation in multiple states, including New York, Colorado, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, and Florida.”
DFER’s Director of Federal Policy, Charles Barone, lamented Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s veto of SB6, the merit-pay opposed by many parents and teachers.
DFER, ERN, and EEP wrote up policy briefs in preparation for round two of the Race to the Top. The Sunshine State’s brief is available here. Note: FL is one of the few states DFER/ERN/EEP wrote about even though DFER does not have an active branch in the state.