DeSantis Proposes Higher Pay and a Bill of Rights For Florida’s Teachers
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a battery of education measures on Jan. 23 that he said would empower teachers, raise their pay, shorten term limits for school board members, and protect teachers from overreaching unions or school districts.
Speaking at a charter school in Jacksonville, DeSantis ticked off points in the proposed legislation. Key among them will be keeping funds targeted for teacher pay rises from being used for any other purposes.
DeSantis said many teachers had yet to get raises from two rounds of state funding in previous years, despite $2 billion being set aside for that purpose. The governor said now another billion dollars had been added to the total….
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