Florida loses more than 130 million a year because teachers either leave the
profession or move to new schools. Imagine what Education could do with and
additional 130 million dollars though to be honest I am surprised the number
isn’t higher considering all the damage our leaders in Tallahassee have done to
the profession over the years.
if not revered, instead now it is often ridiculed and blamed for societies
problems despite the fact teachers are given all of the responsibility and none
of the authority while having to endure a lack of resources and policies that
hamstring the profession.
work protections, taken three percent of their salary to balance the states
books, forced them into an evaluation system that often evaluates them on
children they have never taught and the department of education, a group who
both touts VAM scores and has a lot riding on their success admits are
inaccurate more than a third of the time.
in the nation, that is forcing teachers out of the profession but willful
policies from Tallahassee that are forcing teachers to leave. There was a time
when kids might never have a rookie teacher, now it’s more likely they may
never have an experienced teacher as the profession has been reduced.
profession in Florida and shrug our shoulders. Instead we need to stand up for
the profession and that means standing against the leadership in Tallahassee
because its not just teachers that suffer but students and our state too.
There are indeed problems in education but they have
not been caused by teachers or their representatives and its time we supported
the people in our classrooms giving so much to our kids rather than the
politicians who blame and hamstring them.