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Mike Thomas: Charlie Crist puts himself first in Florida’s teacher merit-pay saga

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From Mike Thomas: The architects of teacher merit pay made a fatal mistake. They took Charlie Crist at his word. He had long supported merit pay. His top policy staffer endorsed the bill in legislative meetings. Crist said it would “build on education reforms that have earned Florida great improvements in academic rankings.” But the governor never has been bound by past words or deeds, by the details of policy or the consequences of actions. He is perpetually fluid, always calculating…

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