Overhauling Teacher Tenure and Pay
The talk of the first half of this year’s legislative session has been education, and especially a proposal that eliminates teacher tenure and ties teachers’ pay raises to student performance. Introduced by a north Florida Senator and supported by former Gov. Jeb Bush’s foundation, it’s being called the most significant education reform in a decade. But teachers -- and their unions -- are blasting the bill as union busting, and they say it will significantly damage the state’s public schools.