Manatee County School Board District 2 Candidate Forum

Mr. Miner and Mr. Moates, candidates for Manatee School Board District 2, participated in a written continuation of the Fund Education Now Candidate Forum.  Click here to read the questions posed by community members and the responses from both school board candidates: School Board District 2 Community Questions and Candidate Answers Regardless of who is elected,…

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Manatee County School Board Candidate Responses

Manatee County School District is operating in emergency mode and much has transpired since the Fund Education Now Candidate Forum in August.  Parents, teachers and community members are concerned about the educational future of children in Manatee County and have questions for both Mr. Miner and Mr. Moates, candidates for school board in district 2. Fund Education Now will facilitate a Written…

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Florida Teacher Salaries Have Dropped

This week is bound to be rough.  This week teachers all over Florida will get their first paycheck of the school year. Last session Florida legislators passed a law requiring every teacher to contribute 3% of their salary to the Florida Retirement System. Hearing about a 3% to 5% cut is very different than seeing what that cut looks…

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NYC Tosses Failed Merit Pay Plan

Florida’s New Teacher Merit Pay Plan lacks both Merit and Pay “It’s going to allow our teachers that believe in measurement to get paid better because they’re going to be the most effective ones, and the real winner here is the kids,” said Governor Rick Scott as he signed SB736/Teacher Merit Pay bill. Last week, New…

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