Category Archives: Teacher differential pay

Why do some people think the new high school graduation requirements are a “huge unfunded mandate”?

I think I get it now.  I understand the argument that leads some folks to believe that the new high school graduation requirements are a “huge unfunded mandate”.  It’s just that the argument is wrong. School Zone posted a link … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel op-ed on demand for chemistry teachers

My op-ed in the Orlando Sentinel on the huge demand for chemistry teachers Florida is facing is here.

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Should Florida adopt the Georgia model for teacher salaries?

Florida’s present system of setting teacher salaries through district-level collective bargaining with no statewide framework makes it nearly impossible to implement reforms like differential pay for math and science teachers.  Differential pay for math and science has been in the … Continue reading

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Can differential pay for math and science teachers happen in the Side Deal State?

A glance at the data on starting salaries for new bachelors’ degree recipients makes it clear that attracting young talent into the fields of chemistry, math and physics teaching will require substantial differential pay for new teachers in these fields.  … Continue reading

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