The best and brightest got rid of the dreadful SAT requirement but made it so the school would have to move an average of three percentage points up over three years for the teachers regardless of their evaluation to be eligible for the bonus while still leaving out guidance counselors and dozens of other teachers in areas not considered important enough by the state legislature.
This means teachers at a little less than half the states schools (48 percent) wouldn’t have been eligible and this would include 68 percent of teachers at A schools.
From the Daytona Beach News Journal
Their remodeled bonus program would cost $284.5 million. The governor wanted something closer to $423 million so it could make a difference.
Florida’s teachers are some of the worst paid in the nation and this session did as close to nothing as possible to address it. There were thousands of openings this year a number which I am sure is going to grow and Tallahassee is more than okay with it as it offers huge tax breaks to charters, and hundreds of millions to charters and private schools that take vouchers.
Friends if has to be apparent to you by now that Tallahassee wants to dismantle public ed and harm the teaching profession and it is shameful.
Mathew Tanner out of south Florida has done some yeomen like work when he assembled a list of schools that would and wouldn’t be eligible based on the new criteria.