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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Gov. Scott’s Prized Schools Earn F’s

Back in January, just two days after being sworn in, Governor Rick Scott and his advisor Michelle Rhee flew to Miami to enthusiastically praise what turned out to be an F school. “We have to make sure our system does exactly what you are doing here at Florida International Academy,” said Scott. Last week Jacksonville’s…

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Florida’s Self-Inflicted Budget Crisis

Slashing $1.75 Billion dollars is legislative shock therapy applied to Florida’s public schools. Florida Legislators are on a mission to destabilize and cause great pain to our children, their teachers and their schools.  They have decided that giving away billions in corporate tax exemptions and loopholes is more important to them than funding public education. Florida’s…

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