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Orlandodem Donating Member (859 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:25 PM
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WaPo calls on Arne Duncan to speak out on FL bill tying half a teacher's evaluation to test scores!
President Obama could get my vote back in 2010 by ordering Duncan to kill this nasty bill that passed in the Florida Senate today and has a companion in the Florida House.

WHERE ARE YOU, MR. OBAMA??? WHERE ARE YOU, MR. DUNCAN??? CAN ANYONE HERE GET THEIR ATTENTION AND TELL THEM THEY HAVE A CHANCE TO EARN MY 2012 VOTE????

Teachers across America are watching and we'll be voting in 2010 and 2012!!!! The scapegoating of teachers MUST stop!!! This has gone too far!!!!


Disaster for Florida teachers: Senate Bill 6


Support by President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for using student standardized test scores as one measure to evaluate teacher performance gives license for legislators to take that thinking to extremes.

Thats what is happening in Florida, where the state Senate is considering legislation, Senate Bill 6, that would, if passed, go a long way toward destroying the teaching profession in the state.

It already has been approved by the Senate Ways and Means committee, 15-8, on a party-line vote, and is scheduled to go to the chamber floor this week. The Florida House would then have to approve it.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/answer-sheet/no-child-...

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. John Thrasher, the new head of Floridas Republican Party, would require that school systems evaluate and pay teachers primarily on the basis of student test scores.

What would not factor into teacher pay would be advanced degrees and professional credentials, including National Board Certification, which requires teachers to pass a competitive series of tests that is considered the gold standard for educators.

It gets worse: Experience in the classroom wouldnt matter either. And student test results would determine which teachers get targeted when layoffs are necessary.

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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:28 PM
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1. Don't hold your breath.
But do get active NOW, opposing it.

:(
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Starry Messenger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:28 PM
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2. Speak out?
It's practically Arne's policy. Why would he disapprove?
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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:29 PM
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3. Arne loves Florida schools. They are a finalist for his money.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:39 PM
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4. Somebody should make Arne sit down for some H.S. standardized tests
and see how he performs on them. Then publish the results.
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:13 PM
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7. Try the grade school ones too. He better know what
alliteration is.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 05:41 PM
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5. the labor unions are watching........
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roody Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 11:13 PM
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6. Fuck Arne Duncan and his boss.
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