Merit Pay Battle Heats Up

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Tallahassee Democrat

Jan 16, 1:00 AM

Legal challenge to the teacher merit-pay law starts today

In 2011, Gov. Rick Scott chose a landmark education bill tying teacher pay to student performance as the first he would sign as governor. A few months after the law was signed, a group of teachers represented by the Florida Education Association sued to block it from taking effect. Their case will be heard for the first time today in a Leon County courtroom.

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Jan 16, 6:52 AM:

FL teachers union lawsuit against merit pay finally being heard. Long legal battle ahead between state and teachers before it takes effect in 2015. New super Tony Bennett reviewing law to make sure measures are sound. No research to back up performance measures but equal time given to both sides.

 

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