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Putting Education Reform To The Test

Court Will Hear Teacher Pay Lawsuit This Week

The Florida Education Association’s lawsuit challenging SB 736, the Student Success Act, heads to court Wednesday. The law mandates teacher evaluations based, in part, on test scores, requires districts pay teachers based on performance and ends long-term contracts for new teachers.

The lawsuit the Florida Education Association filed over the state’s teacher merit pay law is to be heard in Tallahassee on Wednesday. The teachers union sued over the new law (created by Senate bill 736 in 2011) arguing the changes it brought about “collide with the right of public employees to bargain collectively.”

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