Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Governor Rick Scott says schools are about to get hosed… again!
When is a promise not a promise? When it is made in Florida to the states teachers and schools.
Governor Rick Scott appeared on Fox’s Greta Van Susteren’s show and said he doesn’t believe the legislature is going to allow him to increase school spending this year. He said the state’s 8 billion dollar surplus, much of which was created when the state gave school teachers and other public service workers a three percent pay cut during the great recession, a pay cut that has never been made up for now that times have improved, will be pushed to next year.
Many districts gave their teachers long overdue raises in anticipation of the money, raises which may have to be rescinded or worse jobs may have to be cut. Florida is already one of the worse states when it comes to financing education.
Finally I would like to point out that next year, barely regulated private schools in the voucher program will be able to siphon away nearly a half billion dollars from public schools further compounding the damage.
Saddled with poor leadership and programs from Tallahassee, the governor despite his campaign promises to the contrary says our schools are going to be continued to be starved of resources and it’s shameful.
at May 12, 2015