Friday, November 15, 2013
Commissioner Stewart congratulates Duval for raises they did not give.
Here’s the press release: http://www.duvalschools.org/static/contact/communications/downloads/floridadepartmentofeducation.pdf
The problem is teachers in Duval did not get a raise. Instead they got a onetime bonus which was about 20% less than what Scott sold to the people of Florida. The reason Duval's teachers received a bonus instead of a raise is the district was afraid the allocation would be a onetime thing and not reoccurring. Other districts have looked at it differently and give their teachers raises but Duval decided to play it safe.
Just a little note, where grateful and every little bit helps, the bonus only makes up about a third of the money stolen from teachers over the last 3 years.
Is Pam Stewart ignorant? Is she being disingenuous? In my opinion it wouldn’t be the first time for either.