Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:44 PM
madfloridian (82,339 posts)
FL Senate head: Public school teachers not to be paid, treated, or evaluated like charter teachers.
If you can read this statement by Florida's Senate President Don Gaetz and not be alarmed, then the anti-public school propagandists have done their job too well.
It looks like the state will pass the new law that is far more charter school friendly, and thus public schools will be deprived of even more resources.
Gaetz's statement that if a teacher chooses to work in a traditional public school, they should not expect to be treated the same as a charter school teacher.....appalling. Right out in the open.
Teachers shouldn't expect even playing field
Gaetz is a former public school superintendent and school board chairman in Okaloosa County. I guess he has done a complete about face as charter companies have moved into Florida.
Just as parents have a choice about where to send their kids to school, he said teachers should also have a choice about where to work.
Maybe Gaetz should be reminded of how teachers are often treated in Florida charter schools by the management teams who run them.
FL failed charter school spent 366,000 on teachers 824,000 on principal
This charter school was closed for failure and financial fraud. It doesn't look to me like they respected and treated their teachers very well.
The principal in question not only received a $519,000 severance check, but she took home her $305,000 annual salary for a grand total of $824,000 during the 2010-2011 school year. The Orlando Sentinel also reported last week the school only spent $366,000 on teacher salaries and instruction during that school year. Nothing can justify that imbalance, especially for the leader of a charter that failed.
Senate leader Don Gaetz is listed as one of Jeb Bush's star reformers at the Foundation for Excellence website
Crossposted at Daily Kos
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Response to madfloridian (Reply #14)
Sun Feb 24, 2013, 07:11 AM
MichiganVote (19,349 posts)
15. These charter school moves are actually not Snyder's. They come from businessmen like DeVos,
Koch bros., the whole ALEC scheme. Having said that, Snyder will sign anything into policy that these bozo's want him to.
Michigan needs change. We get that. But that whole RTW fiasco REALLY turned off voters. That and the fact that they have raised our taxes significantly--not for the wealthy of course.
Response to madfloridian (Original post)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 06:52 PM
HockeyMom (12,739 posts)
3. I quit
We were telling every young person we knew to NOT get an Education Degree. We convinced one young woman to pursue a Veterinary Degree instead of in Education.
Response to HockeyMom (Reply #3)
Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:34 PM
madfloridian (82,339 posts)
5. Not a good field to enter now.
No more career teachers. Mostly teachers that please the reformers with their attitudes.
The contempt toward public school teachers is really taking huge toll in just 4 years of bipartisanship.