What They Are Saying

Letters in Support

Melissa L. Reiker Orange County Teacher of the Year in support of SB6

US Chamber of Commerce Letter in Support of Sb 6 to Gov. Crist

Articles and Editorials:

Orlando Sentinel: Charlie Crist puts himself first in Florida’s teacher merit-pay saga

Washington Post: Why great teachers matter to low-income students

Orlando Sentinel:  Florida deserved Race to Top cash more than winners

St. Petersburg Times: Florida needs SB 6 to win Race to the Top, education commissioner says

Orlando Sentinel: Merit pay rewards good teachers, punishes bad ones

Pensacola News Journal: Viewpoint: Reforms will honor the best teachers

Orlando Sentinel: Pay teachers for results: A push to base teacher raises on performance, not tenure, promises better teachers and students.

Let’s hear for Florida! by Senior Fellow at the Stanford’s Hoover Institution and Chairman of Hoover’s Koret Task Force on K-12 Education Chester Finn 

Florida Positions itself at the Forefront by Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University Erik Hanushek

Florida’s Game-Changing Senate Bill 6 by Harvard Univeristy Researcher and Board Member of the American Board for the Certification of Teaching Excellence Rick Hess

Op-Ed:

Former Governor Jeb Bush: Senate Bill 6 rewards great teachers with higher salaries to St. Petersburg Times

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich: State can lead nation in putting children 1st to Orlando Sentinel

Reward Great Teachers by State Represenative Mike Horner to the Orlando Sentinel

Teacher Pay Reforms are Needed for Our Students by Toni Jennings to the Florida Times-Union

Reward the best and brightest teachers: by Gary Ritter and Nathan Jensen, Special to the Times

Performance Pay will Work for Teachers: by Mark Wilson, to the Tallahassee Democrat

John Thrasher: SB 6 is about performance, not politics

A diploma should have worth: by Rep. Erik Fresen

Press Releases:

Jeb Bush joins Florida Business Leaders to Applaud the Florida House for Passage of Landmark Education Reform

FLORIDA HOUSE MOVES FORWARD TOWARD PASSAGE OF MERIT PAY LEGISLATION REWARDING FLORIDA TEACHERS

  HOUSE EDUCATION POLICY COUNCIL PASSES REFORMS TO REWARD EXCELLENT TEACHERS

FLORES: REWARD TEACHERS FOR CLASSROOM EXCELLENCE

Bill McCollum:  Merit Pay Legislation Rewarding Florida Teachers

Bill McCollum: Unions Block Race to the Top Bid at the Expense of Florida’s Students and Schools

SEN. JOHN THRASHER RESPONDS TO RACE TO THE TOP GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Foundation for Florida’s Future: The Facts on Florida’s Race to Reward Teachers

Foundation for Florida’s Future Applauds House Committees on Passage of Bold Education Reform

Jeb Bush joins Florida Business Leaders to Applaud Florida Senate for Passage of Landmark Reform

Statement by Patricia Levesque on Passage of SB 6 & SB 2126 in the Senate Ways & Means Committee

 Fact Checking the House Democrat Response on the Race to the Top application

Koret Task force Member, Terry Moe Letter to Representative Adam Hasner

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