Public education and teachers are under attack in Florida… again!

Public education and teachers are under attack in Florida…
Zippia a career building site ranked Florida 49th
out of fifty for teachers, and that’s wasn’t al about pay either.
You see according to the teacher portal our ranking zooms
all the way up to 44.
No Florida is attacking the teaching profession and
education in increasingly creative ways.
This year alone there have been proposals to increase the
money sent to charter schools, which amounts to public money for private and
for profit money.  The house is close to
passing a bill that would give public schools to charter schools despite the
fact nearly 350 have failed in Florida and for the most part they do no better
and often do worse than traditional public schools.
Instead of giving Florida’s teachers a long overdue raise
they legislative bodies have been haggling over a teacher bonus schemes that is
reviled by most teachers that bases the bonuses on things like SAT, GRE and
even LSAT scores.
And let’s not forget the union busting bill that exempts
police and firefighting unions that is attack against teachers and their representatives.

A highly controversial measure opponents describe as “unionbusting” legislation meant
to target 
Florida public school teachers passed the
Republican-led House Thursday in a near party-line vote
Then once again the legislature is seeking t ignore the will
of the people and further cripple the already watered down class size
amendment. If there is going to be no enforcement of the law, then the law will
exist in name only.
Even promising and popular recess and testing bills have experienced
resistance and push back.

Friends we’re not on the verge of a teaching crisis we are
in the middle of one that unless things change is only going to get worse. What’s
Florida’s solution? To double down on their attacks on teachers and education.

One Reply to “Public education and teachers are under attack in Florida… again!”

  1. Thank you for having the courage to speak for all teachers who cannot or will not speak for themselves.

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