Naples News: Southwest Florida educational leaders split on Obama STEM master teacher plan

And the split might not be what you’re expecting. (See the article here)

Collier County School Board Member Pat Carroll:  “There are ways to accomplish that goal without just throwing federal money at it.”

The News didn’t report that Member Carroll suggested  any ways of using state or local resources to provide salary incentives for STEM teachers.

On the other hand, here is Eric McFee, “principal of a new, local science and math-focused school”:  “Providing an incentive to teach that way, that’s huge.”

The bottom line is that if science is going to be a priority in Florida’s K-12 schools, then we have to treat it as a priority.  We haven’t yet begun to do so.

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