Tag: Florida teachers unions

Florida roundup: Education reporting, education rankings, Diane Ravitch & more

Florida’s status. Matt Reed, Florida Today’s editorial page editor, takes a look at NAEP data and the most recent Education Week Quality Counts report and concludes: “We obviously have room to improve. But our system is neither starving, as educators always say. Nor is it “broken” or “failing,” as reformers keep telling[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher pensions, school spending, honeymoons & more

No honeymoon for Bennett. Especially from the teachers union, reports WCTV. The new commissioner should resolve the bureaucratic limbo over concordant test scores needed for graduation, editorializes the Tampa Bay Times. Pensions. It’s a political issue for 2014 now that the Florida Supreme Court has ruled against the teachers unions, writes[Read More…]

redefinED roundup: Reform referendum in Indiana, teachers unions in Florida & more

Indiana: The race for state superintendent is a referendum on the direction of education reform, including expanded school choice (Associated Press). Florida: The state’s teachers unions are among the weakest in the nation, according to a new Fordham Institute report (Orlando Sentinel). The Duval County school district agrees to settle with[Read More…]

Florida roundup: The impact of Florida reforms, teachers union rankings & more

Florida reforms make an impression. They’re a model for other states and influenced the Obama administration, writes The Guardian. Still working. A teacher who lost his job in the Pasco school district after sending inappropriate text messages to a female student lands in the Hillsborough district, where he has been put[Read More…]