The Florida Legislature is on the verge of passing some of the most sweeping education changes in the nation. But questions remain about whether Gov. Charlie Crist will sign the bill.
It would phase out teacher tenure and pay based on experience, and replace it with a system based on student progress on standardized tests and evaluations from principals and peers.
Florida’s GOP lawmakers say they’ve been inspired by President Obama’s “Race to the Top” program. But the proposal has teachers picking up protest signs.
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Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:39 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
i dont know. that sounds a bit scarey because it is not all the teachers fault if a child performs poorly on a standardized test. there is a lot that goes into it.
But if the MAJORITY of children in a teacher's class are performing badly???? No one is talking about just ONE child... Performances are based on the majority of children a teacher is responsible for educating.
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Answer by jesse123456 at 3:43 PM on Apr. 8, 2010
I think local municipalities and states have a right to base their criteria on their individual needs. I don't agree with standardized testing, but I do agree with overall educational performance. Whether it is the development/learning of children in one school year or different children under the direction of an educator over a period of (example) 5 years. Teachers need more evaluation on their teaching ability. Some teachers cannot handle gifted students. Some cannot handle special needs. Teachers need to be evaluated to better help the children. I also support local and state government's holding parents accountable to the education of their children.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 3:46 PM on Apr. 8, 2010