Tag: Hillsborough and special education

Florida roundup: Pension ruling, school safety, Bible distribution & more

Pension ruling. In a case brought by the state teachers union, the Florida Supreme Court rules 4-3 that it is constitutional for the state to require teachers and other state workers to contribute 3 percent of their pay towards their pensions. Coverage from the Herald/Times Capital Bureau, Palm Beach Post,[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Teacher bashing, Newtown fallout, school grades & more

“Teacher bashing” and Newtown. Tampa Bay Times columnist Bill Maxwell sees a connection. Advanced Placement. Is Florida’s approach worth it? asks the Miami Herald. (Here’s another stat worth considering: The number of passed AP tests in Florida has climbed from 87,852 to 136,265 – an increase of 55 percent – over the last[Read More…]

Florida roundup: Crist on vouchers, second to Hong Kong, school funding for poverty & more

More Crist on vouchers: Charlie Crist on “Hardball” last night: MSNBC host Chris Matthews warned Crist that there was a “blue plate special aspect” now that he’s changed parties, and that he’d have to buy into Democratic mainstream arguments: opposing vouchers, supporting the public school teachers union. “I’m fine with[Read More…]