More Florida Mischief

And I thought Lt. Dan and the Texas Legislature were special.

Diane Ravitch's blog

When the Florida House of Representatives passed the legislation to award $200 million to charter operators who opened in competition with low-performing schools, they also passed two other bills that are ugly.

One would require districts to share their property taxes with charter schools.

The other would make adjustments to the state’s idiotic “Best and Brightest” bonus plan for new teachers, which gives a large cash bonus to new teachers who had high SAT scores many years ago.

House members also approved its version of a measure (SB 376) that could lead to local school districts sharing construction dollars raised from local property taxes with charter schools. That bill was approved on a 76-38 vote.

And by a 79-38 vote, the House supported legislation (HB 7069) that would overhaul the Best and Brightest bonus program for teachers.

The proposal would lower the scores teachers would need on college-entrance exams to…

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