Friday, March 18, 2011

2nd Times a Charm....

...or third, etc.

Florida Governor to Sign Teacher Merit Pay Legislation

The Bill was started by Republican Governor Jeb Bush, passed later in the Florida congress, but vetoed by Rino Governor Charlie Christ, after protests by unions and teachers.  This time, it passed 80-39 in the Florida State House and 26-12 in the Senate, and Republican Governor Rick Scott will sign it. 
Guess that the arguement from the left is? Guess!

Yup..."Democrats...said it has problems including the lack of funding source for the merit pay. They predicted that would lead either to tax increases or layoffs and reductions in the base pay."

No wait, that wasn't what you guessed.  Since when do Democrats care about where the funding comes from or tax increases - that's their bread and butter.

"It's amazing to me that the members in this chamber see no harm in paying those to whom they entrust the minds of their children a smaller wage than is paid to those to whom they entrust the plumbing care of their toilets," said Rep. Scott Randolph, D-Orlando.

Uh, one is a government job, the other is not - THEY DON'T GET THE DIFFERENCE, and these are the people setting the salaries?

Democratic Rep. Elaine Schwartz, though, said merit pay "is just a euphemism for killing unions" and part of a national movement to diminish public employees' collective bargaining rights. This process is a way of making unions useless in the school environment..."

There it is, that is more like what you probablly guessed. Again, they don't get it.  Yes we want public employees' collective bargaining rights diminished - they don't have to take those jobs.  Yes we want the unions useless in our schools - they have nothing to do with teaching.

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