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Florida House begins marathon debate on teacher bill



The Florida House is about to embark on a two-day deliberation of legislation to change the way teachers are evaluated, paid, contracted, hired and fired.

Democrats have filed four amendments to SB 736. They are similar to ones that were rejected by the House Education Committee last week.

Expectations are that there will be much talk -- the House has scheduled three hours per side for Wednesday's final debate -- and little change to the bill, which could reach the governor's desk by the end of the week. Gov. Rick Scott has said he would sign the bill.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:54pm]


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