From this morning’s Tallahassee Democrat:
The state’s middle school students are struggling in math. And in a 21st century economy that relies heavily on innovation in science and technology and in which our kids will be in a desperate competition with students from leading states like Massachusetts and high-flying nations like China and Korea to maintain middle class lives, that’s really bad news…
So Florida should do what any successful business would do given a glaring weakness in its operation — scour the nation and world for the best math teachers and do whatever it takes to get them into our middle schools.
It may take the addition of a supplement of as much as $10,000 per year on top of the standard teaching salary to attract a great teacher from Michigan (for example) to Florida.