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  •  Rick Scott cut state funding (4+ / 0-)
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    lunachickie, FloridaSNMOM, Vetwife, Lujane

    to local school districts to give corporate tax cuts.  

    "Growing up is for those who don't have the guts not to. Grow wise, grow loving, grow compassionate, but why grow up?" - Fiddlegirl

    by gulfgal98 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:16:38 AM PDT

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    •  And now he is "returning" the money (6+ / 0-)

      that he took away and loudly proclaiming that he is a friend of schools by raising the amount of money he gives them. Only in Florida! Well, maybe not.

      I have a friend who was evaluated "unsatisfactory". Then a reevaluation was done of all the Alachua County teachers and she was moved up to "Acceptable", or something like that. So she wasn't in jeopardy, but before this decision to tie teacher's evaluations to the students' test scores, she had always gotten an "excellent" as her evaluation. She wondered how her performance, which hadn't changed from the previous year, had suddenly dropped from excellent to unsatisfactory, then up to acceptable.

      Talk about ruining the morale of teachers. If my friend didn't need the job, she would have quit.

      It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

      by lynneinfla on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 07:46:28 AM PDT

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    •  There is talk of Scott wanting (5+ / 0-)

      to hand the teachers about $2,500 each.

      That amount just about counteracts the removal of the former tax-advantaged method of full state pension funding.

      [Yes, the stupidity and venality of Florida Republicans can stagger the mind.]

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