Putting Education Reform To The Test

Florida Teachers’ Union Take Reform Law to Court

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Teachers rally in March to protest budget cuts, including requiring teachers to take a three percent pay cut to pay for pensions.

Florida’s teacher union will challenge a law ending long-term contracts and requiring merit pay in court, according to the Associated Press.

The law, known as the Student Success Act or S. 736, was passed this spring. School districts are just starting to design systems to evaluate teachers and pay the highest-rated teachers more.

For more on why the legislature approved the law and what it requires, read this.

What do you think of the new requirements? What do you think of the lawsuit?


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