By Murphy Stidham and Kathleen Bajalia | email@example.com President Obama today plans to deliver a prime-time address on how his administration will defeat the Islamic State, also known as ISIL. “He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be…
By Murphy Stidham | firstname.lastname@example.org Since taking office in January 2011, Florida Gov. Rick Scott has appointed a lower percentage of black judges than his predecessors Jeb Bush and Charlie Crist. Crist, who served one term, appointed 180 judges, including…
By Tiffanie Reynolds | email@example.com
Gov. Rick Scott’s visit and cabinet meeting at Flagler College on April 2 honored teaching efforts throughout Northeast Florida, as well as marked the upward climb in the economy.
By Michael Newberger | firstname.lastname@example.org Photographs by Phil Sunkel Governor Rick Scott spoke at Flagler College Aug. 29 about the main tenants of his political platform: job creation, lowering taxes and education reform. One of the largest sources of…
By Lindy Almony | email@example.com
Americans speak often about investing in the future with K-12 education. President Barack Obama said during a speech in February that, “Education is an investment that we need to win the future.”
How much, though, do we really invest in education in this country? And how much does the success of our education programs depend on the teachers?
By Caroline Young | firstname.lastname@example.org
New Florida Gov. Rick Scott has always said that he knows what is best for Florida education. His new law, the Student Success Act makes standardized tests the main evaluation tool for teachers’ abilities. And, he says it weeds out the fruitless ones.
Contrary to Scott’s belief, this law is everything but the best choice for our state’s suffering education system.
By Alex Bonus | email@example.com
Lawmakers are forcing failed reforms on failing schools, hoping two wrongs makes a passing grade.
The Student Success Act, signed by Gov. Rick Scott on March 24, ties teacher salaries to student achievement. Starting July 1, professional evaluators will rank teachers on a four-part scale to determine their eligibility for bonuses, pay raises and promotions.
By James Webb | firstname.lastname@example.org
Turns out Gov. Rick Scott is sticking to campaign promises of decreasing the deficit. After passing the Florida House 80-39 and gaining more momentum through the Florida Senate passing, 26-12, Scott signed the teacher merit pay bill into law last week.
What will this mean for taxpayers, teachers and students?