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2059395 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2007-05-17 14:00:00.0 UTC 2007-05-17T10:00:00.000-04:00 content/kriseman-down-star-down-map published 2010-05-25 13:17:34.0 UTC 2010-05-25T09:17:34.000-04:00 drupal 45605 A recent St. Pete Times story on Florida's new performance pay plan for teachers noted all 40 state senators voted for it back in March. But the story neglected to point out that four lone state reps (out of 120) bucked their colleagues, and among the holdouts was St. Petersburg Democrat Rick Kriseman. In a floor speech before the vote, Kriseman said the bill that came out of the House 21st Century Competitiveness Committee (of which he is a member) was a big improvement over the then-existing plan, STAR. Unfortunately, he told his fellow reps, that proposal had since morphed into something he could not vote for: "Unlike the committee bill, which did not require a specific percentage of the evaluation to be based on a test score, this bill takes that flexibility away from the local districts." The recent Times story noted that despite a spate of misleading media coverage, the new performance pay plan - MAP - actually puts as much if not more emphasis on standardized testing than STAR. Whether that's good or not may be a question for another news story and another post in The Gradebook; but it's certainly not what most Florida teachers wanted. To read the entirety of Kriseman's speech, click here. To watch him give it, click here. - Ron Matus, state education reporter Times Editor gradebook Performance Pay Kriseman: Down with STAR, down with MAP templatedata/tampabaytimes/BlogArticle/data/gradebook/2007/05/17/45605-kriseman-down-star-down-map BlogArticle A recent St. Pete Times story on Florida's new performance pay plan for teachers noted all 40 state senators voted for it back in March. But the story neglected to point out that four lone state reps (out of 120) bucked their colleagues, and among the holdouts was St. Petersburg Democrat Rick Kriseman.Performance PayPerformance Pay 2272287 2016-04-07 15:54:29.0 UTC 5 Months Ago pinellas-education-foundation-president-to-step-down-in-2017 gradebook Pinellas Education Foundation president to step down in 2017 BlogArticle 2262393 2016-01-22 18:16:09.0 UTC 7 Months Ago florida-house-democratic-leader-doubles-down-on-opting-out-of-state-tests gradebook Florida House Democratic leader doubles down on opting out of state tests BlogArticle 2276809 2016-05-11 02:51:46.0 UTC 3 Months Ago doretha-edgecomb-will-step-down-from-hillsborough-board-in-november gradebook Doretha Edgecomb will step down from Hillsborough board in November BlogArticle <p><a onclick="window.open(this.href, '_blank', 'width=200,height=304,scrollbars=no,resizable=no,toolbar=no,directories=no,location=no,menubar=no,status=no,left=0,top=0'); return false" href="/blogs/gradebook/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.gradebook/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/45605.richard_kriseman.jpg"><img width="100" height="152" border="0" src="/resources/images/blogs/gradebook/45605.richard_kriseman.jpg" title="Richard_kriseman" alt="Richard_kriseman" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> A recent St. Pete Times <a href="http://www.sptimes.com/2007/05/14/State/Teachers_wary_on_pay_.shtml">story</a> on Florida's new performance pay plan for teachers noted all 40 state senators voted for it back in March. But the story neglected to point out that four lone state reps (out of 120) bucked their colleagues, and among the holdouts was St. Petersburg Democrat Rick Kriseman.</p> <p>In a floor speech before the vote, Kriseman said the bill that came out of the <a href="http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/sections/Committees/committeesdetail.aspx?CommitteeId=2371&amp;SessionId=54">House 21st Century Competitiveness Committee</a> (of which he is a member) was a big improvement over the then-existing plan, STAR. Unfortunately, he told his fellow reps, that proposal had since morphed into something he could not vote for: &quot;Unlike the committee bill, which did not require a specific percentage of the evaluation to be based on a test score, this bill takes that flexibility away from the local districts.&quot; The recent Times story noted that despite a spate of misleading media coverage, the new performance pay plan - MAP - actually puts as much if not more emphasis on standardized testing than STAR. Whether that's good or not may be a question for another news story and another post in The Gradebook; but it's certainly not what most Florida teachers wanted. To read the entirety of Kriseman's speech, click<span style="text-decoration: underline;">&nbsp;</span><a href="/blogs/gradebook/sites/tampabay.com.blogs.gradebook/files/images/typepad-legacy-files/45605.KRISEMANFLOORSPEECH.doc">here</a>. To watch him give it, click <a href="http://sessiontube.com/kriseman/Kriseman_6.htm ">here</a>.</p> <p>- Ron Matus, state education reporter</p>falseruntime2016-08-30 05:48:33