Maybe if the education system in Florida was a bit better, our kids wouldn’t grow up to be ass-backward politicians who do things like pass stupid education legislation.

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From Jeff Solochek in Gradebook:

The Florida Education Association is contending that the state Board of Education hasn’t created appropriate rules to do the lawmakers’ will.

“We believe they’ve written it in such a way that no one really can figure out how to comply,” Tony Demma, the FEA’s lawyer, told the Gradebook.

The State Board rule, adopted in March, doesn’t define such key criteria as “primary factor” for setting merit pay, Demma said. It also includes items that were not part of the law imposing the evaluations, he said, and it places a great deal of discretion in the hands of bureaucrats when it comes to deciding whether teachers and districts are complying.

To seek relief, the FEA has filed a complaint with the state Division of Administrative Hearings, which can determine whether the rules have been adopted properly. There’s a hearing scheduled for May 30-31.


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  1. When I was in High School in Florida — mid to late 1940s — we had classes in algebra, geometry, physics, chemistry, biology, American history, history of the world and, certainly not the least important, LOTS of english (writing, sentencing, paragraph construction, literature). I’d like to try the TV Show “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” because I believe I could pass the test…

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