The hypocrisy of Eric Fresen’s 44 million dollar give away
You know it would be hard to make this stuff up. Eric Fresen while waiting for a plane read a ten year old book about Finland and thought to himself, let’s give money to teachers who did well on the SAT. It doesn’t matter that Finland doesn’t test like we do, believes in play and is highly unionized, screw those things Fresen must have thought, now this SAT thing is something I can really get my head around.
He says he wants to attract the best and brightest to Florida, more likely a giveaway to the politically connected Teach for America but if that’s the case why has he been part of a legislature that has done all it can do damage the teaching profession?
They gave all teachers a three percent pay cut.
They made teachers at will employs that can be fired at the end of the year for any reason or none, as none has to be given.
They have gutted the class size amendment the one reform with evidence that says it works.
They have sucked the joy out of education for many students and teachers alike with their high stakes testing agenda.
And Florida’s teachers are some of the worse paid in the nation.
Now he expects us to believe he cares about the teaching profession?
Eric Fresen is either disingenuous, an idiot or corrupt or sadly he may be all three.
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