Privatizers perfect storm: Teacher shortage meets computerized personal learning

Districts across the state are advertising, desperate to hire teachers. Thanks to the non-stop effort of Florida’s school “reform” agenda, the state has lost veterans by the thousands to self-imposed early retirement and DROP while new-hires routinely conclude the profession is not for them. Florida insists it wants “highly effective” teachers but passes layers of…

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Best & Brightest stupidity infects incoming FL Speaker, BOE

  Florida’s Best & Brightest teacher bonus is so prejudicial that Sen.Nancy Detert called it “stupid.”  It’s emblematic of the “done-deal” broken contract between politicians and the people who vote for them. Best & Brightest has cost taxpayers $93 million dollars to pay teachers $10,000 for their teenage SAT scores. It’s telling that even when one party far out-numbers the other, there…

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BAD MOVE: Palm Beach Schools’ Expensive I-Ready Nightmare

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Parents attending “curriculum night” this week at schools throughout Palm Beach County learned a stunning fact: The School District’s highly   publicized “I-Ready” program — for which it is paying $5.6 Million — is incompatible with iPads, Android Tablets, and many browsers on traditional computers. I-Ready is an online system…

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