House ready for marathon debate on teacher payby John Kennedy | March 16th, 2011
The Florida House is poised today to approve legislation ending tenure and tying teacher pay to how much students improve in their classes.
The bill also will be chalked up as a major victory for ruling Republican lawmakers over the state teachers’ union, which has been a huge supplier of campaign cash and activists to Democratic political campaigns.
Democrats, outnumbered more than two-to-one in the House, have been pushing back, and a vote isn’t expected until early evening. House Speaker Dean Cannon, R-Winter Park, already having set aside six hours for debate on the measure.