Merit Pay Advancing
Some teachers said they'll fight against bold reforms quickly advancing at the statehouse. Senate bill 736 would tie a percentage of teachers' pay to student performance. While proponents argue it's about accountability, opponents disagree and said it will discourage people from entering the profession.
"Give them some incentives, great teachers will make more money. That's not a bad thing," said Alachua county republican party chair Stafford Jones.
"My prediction is a lot of veteran teachers are just gonna say I'm getting out and new teachers are going to say I'm not going to teach or I'm going to teach in another state," said teacher Chris Ott.
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