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Calling all teachers in the site: will you please sign petition?

Kristina de la Cal has just read and signed the petition: Vote Against Florida Senate Bill 6

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Hi, I signed the petition "Vote Against Florida Senate Bill 6". I'm asking you to sign this petition to help us reach our goal of 100 signatures. I care deeply about this cause, and I hope you will support our efforts.

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Asked by older at 10:25 AM on Mar. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I completely agree with what Older said--doctors, judges, police officers, firefighters and other public servants are not held accountable for what takes place when the individuals with whom they interact leave their presence. Patients continue to eat badly and engage in unhealthy behavior. Is this the doctor's fault? Criminals repeatedly offend. Is this the judge's fault? Speeders continue to put the pedal too the medal. Is this the policeman's fault? Fires continue to start, usually due to human negligence. Is this the firefighters' fault? The answer to each question is no. Why then are the actions of what makes a student successful beyond the classroom (all application of skils taught in the classroom) the sole responsibility of the teacher? We teach, intervene, offer supplemental services, conduct home visits, work evenings, nights and weekends preparing instruction. Students need accountability.


    Answer by DrTeacher at 9:46 PM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Why would you vote no for this bill?

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Online petitions are a waste of time. They cannot be used to stop bills, petitions need to have real, verifiable signatures. Not to mention this is a national and international site, and any bill in Florida needs signatures from FLORIDA residents.

    Answer by mancosmomma at 10:41 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Among other things, Anon 10:32, it's attempting to base teachers salaries on the standardized testing scores, as well as eliminating teacher tenure, so that if the test scores fall, teachers responsible can be fired. It's hard enough to find decent teachers, and to do things like this is not only going to cost you the teachers that are already in the system, it's going to prevent future teachers from even wanting to teach in Florida. Why would they come to teach somewhere like Florida when they can be fired even after decades of teaching. My own mother is a high school teacher, who teaches remedial classes for those who fail the FCAT, and she would be first on the chopping block if this bill passed, despite teaching at the same school for over a decade.

    I'll vote no and I've signed the petition as well.

    Answer by LokisMama at 10:45 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Wow, that site is funny!  You can sign a petition to stop abuse of Afghan women.  You can sign a petition to stop Japan from killing dolphins.  Neither country cares what a bunch of bleeding hearts in the U.S. think.  Have fun!  LOL


    Answer by Anonymous at 10:49 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Teachers need to be held accountable. I support the bill.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:50 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • Obviously only teachers know what is involved here, maybe we should pass another bill where all civil service employees get rated on their performance, for instance, 50% of salaries of doctors in state funded hospitals tied to decrease in patient's weight and cholesterol level? how about 50% of the salaries of our state court judges tied to decreases in criminal recidivism? or 50% of the salaries of elected officials tied to honestly representing the needs of their constituents?

    Answer by older at 11:02 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • We need to stop teaching from tests!! Parents need to be held more accountable! If parents made sure they were sending a good kid to school the teachers wouldn't have to deal with so much BS!!!
    If your kid has problems with taking his supplies to school. Sitting still..Disrupting class, then he/she shouldn't be there... Let the kids that want to learn actually go to school to learn. Keep the hellions at home or put them in special schools..
    Every child having the right to learn in a "normal" public classroom is just hurting everyone..

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 11:09 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • 10:50 AM on Mar. 17, 2010 by: Anonymous
    Teachers need to be held accountable. I support the bill.



    Answer by Fallaya at 11:25 AM on Mar. 17, 2010

  • There are bad teachers out there. We don't hold teachers accountable, instead failure is blamed on the parents or the kids. If it's never the teacher's fault, we should abolish the school system.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:26 AM on Mar. 17, 2010