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Classroom Contemplations: Overlooking The Value Of Veteran Teachers

Editor’s note: Names of teachers and students have been changed. A student went home to complain to her mom about Mattie Williams, her social studies teacher. The mother went straight out to the school for a conference. To the mother’s surprise, she found herself sitting face-to-face with her own former teacher from a generation before […]

Governor: ‘We Don’t Want A War On Teachers; We Want A War On Failure’

Gov. Rick Scott delivered his State of the State speech this morning before the Florida Legislature. After thanking lawmakers and family members, education was first on Scott’s agenda. He said he has two priorities for growing the economy: remove the sales tax on manufacturing equipment, and invest in teachers by providing them “a well-deserved pay […]

Five Questions For A Florida Teacher Who Supports Mitt Romney

We’ve heard a lot from educators who support Democratic President Barack Obama for reelection. The National Education Association has endorsed Obama. But there are plenty of teachers who support his Republican challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. According to EdVotes.org, about 40 percent of Florida Education Association (FEA) members and at least 25 percent of NEA members […]

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