Roll Call: Chicago Teacher Strike Ends; Alachua Board Opposes Amendment 8; Scott Worried About Pensions
Chicago teachers and students head back to the classroom, in Wednesday’s education headlines.
Union officials agree to end Chicago teachers strike – Students are heading back to class. Mayor Rahm Emmanuel a longer school day and year and a teacher evaluation system, the teacher’s union got preference to rehire top-performing teachers and fought off portions of a teacher evaluation system. The Chicago Tribune
School Board voices strong opposition to Amendment 8 – “‘It’s the very death of public schools,’ she said. ‘That’s not overstating it, in my opinion.’ The School Board’s vote comes after the Florida School Boards Association recently drafted the resolution and passed it.” The Gainesville Sun
Teachers urge Pasco School Board to shelve furloughs, consider raises – Pasco County teachers are asking the school board to reconsider using furloughs to balance the budget, especially since teachers haven’t had a raise in several years. The Tampa Bay Times
Scott very concerned about state pension fund’s investment return – Gov. Rick Scott says the assumed rate of return for the Florida pension system is too high, which could put the state on the hook for those benefits. The Florida Current