How Florida killed the teaching profession

Today when speaking about the proposed changes to the
Florida Pension Fund, long considered one of the best in the nation and not
currently needing any changes Vice President of the FEA Joanne
pointed out the changes to the teaching profession that Florida
has made over the last few years.

“Because of the actions of our political leaders,
teachers have no expectation of continuing employment, no due process and a
performance-based pay system that is not funded and based on bad or irrelevant
data. Now they want changes to the pension system that guarantee
retirement insecurity. These proposals make it more difficult to recruit
and retain high-quality teachers.”
She could have added how Florida’s teachers were some of the
poorest paid in the nation too.
So before you complain about the state of education in
Florida, consider what teachers have to deal with (and not just from their
students or in their classrooms) first.

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