While some applaud the new merit pay system for the state’s teachers, the occupation’s union is fighting it head on.
Florida’s students may be behind in test scores nationally, but roughly 97 percent of teachers were rated as “effective” or “highly effective” under a new value-added model.
On Friday night Governor Rick Scott met with leaders of Florida’s teachers union for the first time since taking office.
The battle over teacher evaluations and merit pay takes center stage in Tallahassee Wednesday.
Some hard working Miami-Dade teachers will have a bit more green in their pockets Monday afternoon when Superintendent Alberto Carvalho distributes funds under a new performance pay plan which was announced earlier this year.
Some Miami-Dade teachers saw a little bit extra in their paychecks as the school district became the first in the state to jump into merit or performance pay.
The Florida Senate will bring to the floor Wednesday a highly controversial proposal that would change the way teachers are paid.
The Florida Senate bill that calls for the development of a merit pay system for teachers based on student achievement sailed through a Senate Budget subcommittee Tuesday.
In a subdued and mostly empty committee room a Senate committee gave the first up vote Thursday to a new bill setting out how teachers would be paid.
A bill that will partially base teachers pay on test scores has been filed and it could open a rift between parents and teachers.