Jeff Greene On Education: Yes To Free Public Pre-K, No To Funding Charter Schools
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jeff Greene entered the race barely three months before the primary. Now, the billionaire real estate titan is coming out strong on education. In a recent interview with WFSU’s Ryan Dailey, Greene called for two years of public pre-Kindergarten and talked charter schools among other topics.
Questions (with timestamps):
Where does your passion for education come from? – 0:00
If you had to lay out your education platform – what does that look like? 2:04
You briefly mentioned the school you founded, The Greene School in West Palm Beach. Can you tell me a little more about the school’s model? 3:55
I understand there’s a business bend to the curriculum at the Greene School. How do you teach business to kids coming up in today’s business climate – being an increasingly service economy and with things like automation now being a concern? 5:02
The four other candidates in the democratic gubernatorial race have all gone after charter schools as competition for traditional public schools. Do you have a position on that? How do you feel about charter schools, particularly in Florida? 6:54