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If Georgia can do it, why can't Florida?



From the Atlanta Journal ConstitutionGeorgia officials are hoping to lessen the state’s shortage of math and science teachers by sweetening the pot for those just starting their careers. By the end of the month, 3,100 of the state’s newest math and science teachers will receive from $1,461 to $6,577 through an incentive plan put into law in 2009 and funded for the first time this year.

The take from FSU physics professor (and science education blogger) Paul Cottle: "It is safe to say – based on the experience in Florida – that differential pay for math and science teachers cannot happen where teacher salary schedules are determined by collective bargaining."

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:26pm]


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