"Just like we hold government accountable, we should also hold teachers accountable, and this is one simple way to do that. We also need to eliminate teacher tenure so that we can replace bad teachers. Good teachers know they don’t need tenure. There is no reason to have it except to protect those that don’t perform as they should. If we do that, and we give parents more options for educating their kids, we’ll be well on our way to fixing Florida’s economy."
Speech at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's South Florida Economic Summit, www.tampabay.com, Jan. 11, 2011
Experts Individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of education. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to education.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Governor of Florida, Jan. 4, 2011-present
Founder, Conservatives for Patients’ Rights, Mar. 2009-present
Trustee, Naples Community Church. 2006-present
Co-founder, Solantic Corporation, 2001
Board Member, National Board of the United Way, 1997-2003
Founder, Columbia Hospital Corporation, 1987-1997
Petty Officer Third Class, Naval Radar Technician, USS Glover, 1971-1974
Former lawyer, Johnson & Swanson
Former partner of George W. Bush in ownership of the Texas Rangers
JD, Southern Methodist University, 1978
BS, Business Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1975