Governor Scott Enlists Support from Board of Education
TALLAHASSEE, Fla (AP) - Gov. Rick Scott is trying to enlist support from the State Board of Education for giving all Florida teachers a $2,500 pay raise.
A letter from Scott pitching the proposal was read at the board's meeting Monday in Orlando. The board had no immediate response.
The Republican governor defends his break from GOP orthodoxy. Republicans have in recent years promoted merit pay as opposed to an across-the-board raise.
Scott writes that all Florida teachers should get a raise for reasons that include earning the highest overall grade from the National Council on Teacher Quality.
He also notes the Legislature already has passed a law requiring performance pay based heavily on student test scores. That law, though, is being challenged in court by the Florida Education Association, the statewide teachers union.
- Governor Scott Visits UF in Support President Machen's Goal of Becoming Top 10 University
- Governor recommends $100 million for charter schools
- Florida Governor Reappoints 3 Passed Over Agency Heads
- Florida Governor And Legislators Pay Little For Insurance
- Florida Governor To Lead Trade Mission To Paris
- Florida Governor Heading To Japan For Fall Trade Mission
- Governor Scott Rescheduled Gore Execution For October
- Gov. Scott Appoints 5 New Members To State Board Over Universities
- Governor Scott Comes To North Central Florida
- Florida Board of Education Passes 6 Year Achievement Plan