Education
1:16 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

House Speaker Will Weatherford Pushes Non-Traditional Education Agenda

Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford isn't shy about pushing a non-traditional education agenda.

It’s based on his own life experience.

He's in favor of options that are growing in popularity, like virtual classes and charter schools.

StateImpact Florida reporter Gina Jordan sat down with Weatherford in his office to talk about his educational roots. He tells us why he supports legislation known as the parent trigger bill and whether he thinks teachers will get raises next year.


This story is part of the StateImpact Florida project, examining the effect of education policy on people's lives.