Special Educators Factor In Veto Of Controversial Teacher Pay Bill
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a controversial education reform bill Thursday, citing its potential impact on special educators among his concerns.
The bill, which garnered national attention, would have eliminated tenure for new Florida teachers and tied educators’ pay to student performance on tests.
Crist was originally supportive of the measure, but by the time the bill reached his desk last week amid an outcry from educators, Crist was voicing concerns. In particular, the governor said he worried about the ramifications of tying special educators’ jobs to the success of students with disabilities who may not make measurable academic improvements.
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Additionally, the governor expressed qualms over how the measure was passed through the Florida legislature and said he worried the bill would take too much control away from the local level, reports The Tampa Tribune. To read more click here.