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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:18 PM
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Obama's education hero Jeb Bush opines "Florida law brings teaching into the 21st century"
...Florida has proven the latter point to be true. Over the last decade, the state has introduced and implemented sweeping reforms to transform education from being at the bottom in the nation to a national model for quality schools. Now, it is forging the path for modernizing the teaching profession by identifying and rewarding great teachers...

Fifty percent of teacher evaluations will be based on what matters most: students knowledge and skills. Essentially, do students know more at the end of the school year than they knew at the beginning? This common-sense evaluation system provides a healthy balance of empirical evidence and valuable peer feedback. Principals are evaluated based on the same student data.

The bill also establishes a fairer salary system, improving Floridas ability to attract and retain excellent teachers. The current salary structure is blind to effectiveness; pay increases are largely based on years of service. Under the new system, teachers who are effective and highly effective will earn raises -- not one-time bonuses, but annual increases that build their base salary...


Under this system, everyone wins. Great teachers will finally earn the financial recognition they deserve. Principals, who have a vested interest in retaining great teachers, will support great teachers. In fact, incorporating data in the evaluation of teacher effectiveness is likely to make it more difficult for administrators to make capricious decisions about retention, which The Times says could result from abolishing the current tenure system. In fact, teachers are now protected by their own effectiveness.

http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2011/04/jeb-bush-f...


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deutsey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:20 PM
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1. He's dyslexic...he meant 12th century n/t
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:37 PM
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5. Rec'd...because the sub line made me click and the content made me think about it.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:49 PM
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6. That is exactly what I was going to say.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 09:32 PM
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11. +++
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:24 PM
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2. Totally misleading OP title that's a cheap crap shot at Democrats' only presidential candidate.
Edited on Wed Apr-06-11 06:24 PM by ClarkUSA
How predictable.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:25 PM
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4. i'm shocked, shocked i tell you!111
;)
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:05 PM
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9. You mean the poster would needlessly add some bullshit spin to make it about Obama?
Say it isn't so. :rofl:
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:24 PM
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3. Obama was in the same vicinity of Jeb Bush one time, now Jeb's his hero?
ffs
:rofl:
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Bobbie Jo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:01 PM
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8. Palin' around, and all that...
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 07:06 PM
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10. some wish he had called jeb a motherfucker and extinguished a cigarette in his eye,
but being a douchebag isn't Obama's style.
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