Putting Education Reform To The Test

Feedback Loop: Readers on Pearson, the 2012 Field and Education, and Teacher Salaries

Matt Stiles / NPR

Average teacher salaries for every Florida county.

Reader feedback is an important part of building StateImpact Florida’s education coverage. Feedback Loop will be a regular feature highlighting your questions, criticisms and comments.

Here’s what you said about our reporting this week.

Reader Catherine saw our blog post about testing giant Pearson’s tendrils throughout the growing education business. Catherine questioned the relationship:

I think it is significant that Pearson makes both testing and remedial materials. Shouldn’t that be a conflict of interest?

Republican 2012 presidential hopefuls traveled to Tampa for a Tea Party-hosted debate this week. CpmforRP2012 took issue with our characterization of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s education plan and that its scope went beyond homeschooling:

If you would read Dr. Paul’s section on homeschooling you would see that it is not only about homeschooling. It also talks about getting rid of the one-size-fits-all education system that clearly is not working now, and implementing an education system that is locally based.

And StateImpact Florida’s county-by-county map of teacher salaries continues to spark discussion. Reader Bryan Adams said it’s no incentive to teach:

Makes you want to encourage all your students to go into education!

Keep the comments coming. What do you want to see us cover?


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