Scott loves teachers, butby John Kennedy | March 8th, 2011
In his State of the State speech, Gov. Rick Scott made a passing reference to his push to eliminate teacher tenure and introduce performance-based pay over opposition from the state’s largest teachers’ union.
The Republican governor conceded, he loves teachers. But….
“Great educators are priceless. Every one of us has a teacher in our past who made a lifelong difference in our lives,” Scott said.
“Educators, like other professionals, should be rewarded based on the effectiveness of their work, not the length of their professional life. That’s why Florida needs to pay the best educators more and end the practice of guaranteeing educators a job for life regardless of their performance.”