Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Mark Woods

Florida Teachers agree: ‘No’ is answer

in Statewide by

From Mark Woods: This bill is about having “the best and brightest teachers” in our classrooms. That’s what Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, keeps saying about the sweeping education reform which is scheduled for a floor vote Wednesday. Senate Bill 6 would tie half of a teacher’s pay to how his or her students perform on one end-of-year test. It would mean that during a five-year span, a teacher’s students would need to show gains on these yet-to-be-determined tests in…

Keep Reading

Florida Teachers agree: ‘No’ is answer

in Statewide by

From Mark Woods: This bill is about having “the best and brightest teachers” in our classrooms. That’s what Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, keeps saying about the sweeping education reform which is scheduled for a floor vote Wednesday. Senate Bill 6 would tie half of a teacher’s pay to how his or her students perform on one end-of-year test. It would mean that during a five-year span, a teacher’s students would need to show gains on these yet-to-be-determined tests in…

Keep Reading

Senator Jim King has gone to the Doak Campbell Stadium in the Sky

in Statewide by

Jim King, the gregarious former president of the Florida Senate, has succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer. Obituaries, coverage here: Governor Charlie Crist releases statement: “You couldn’t help but love Jim King. He lived every day with such enthusiasm and joy. Our hearts go out to his wife Linda and his daughters Monta and Laurie. Mayor John Peyton on death of Senator Jim King: “Jim leaves a great legacy of service – including his significant efforts to promote biomedical…

Keep Reading

Go to Top