Putting Education Reform To The Test

Gov. Scott Wants Teacher Pay Raises

Gov. Rick Scott will ask lawmakers to increase teacher pay at an Orlando middle school tomorrow, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

A source close to the governor says Scott will unveil the proposal on Wednesday when he visits a middle school in suburban Orlando, in the crux of the state’s politically vital I-4 corridor. The amount of the pay hike has not been disclosed.

According to a state-by-state survey by the National Education Association, average teacher salaries in Florida are among the lowest in the country. A survey for the 2010-2011 year showed the average salary in Florida was $45,732, which ranked 45th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Average salaries were highest in New York, at $72,708 a year.

Read more at: www.tampabay.com

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