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Florida Set to Replace Teacher Tenure with Merit Pay

Posted by on Mar 18, 2011 in Compensation | 0 comments

By Michael Peltier

TALLAHASSEE, Florida | Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:00pm EDT

Florida lawmakers gave final legislative approval on Wednesday to a bill aimed at replacing teacher tenure with a merit-based system, in the latest clash between a U.S. state government and public employee unions.

By an 80-39 vote, the Florida House approved largely along party lines a Republican-backed measure that would decide teacher pay according to a yet-to-be determined measure of student performance on standardized tests along with other criteria determined by local school boards.

While allowing current teachers to remain in the tenure system that bases pay predominantly on seniority, new teachers would have less job security because they would have to be rehired each year. READ MORE

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