Attorney Teams Up With Banker to Tell Teachers How to Teach
|Jeff Atwater, education visionary|
That's the premise of Senate Bill 6, but it still seems soft. We need reform that holds teachers more "accountable." Here's an idea: Take the average score on the FCAT, and for every point a student scores below that average, the teacher should be docked $10.
|John Thrasher has ways of making you teach.|
If that teacher's students are still posting low scores, maybe he or she can benefit from extraordinary rendition.
Clearly, these inducements will attract the nation's best teachers to Florida -- educators so sure of their talents that they'd be willing to risk starvation and torture. They'd teach like their lives depend on it -- and frankly, maybe they do.
The Florida Democrats believe that Senate Bill 6 is cruel to Florida teachers and have launched a grassroots campaign to defeat it. But screw 'em! Florida likes the tough-love approach with its teachers, and that's what they get for electing Republican governors and a Republican legislature.