Monday, May 22, 2017
Florida sets teachers up to fail and then charges them to do so.
I have heard up to 500 teachers in Duval County have not passed all or part of the general knowledge test, something they must do by June 30th if they want to keep their jobs.
Before you think that maybe if they can’t pass the test they shouldn’t be teachers you should know there has been an 800 percent increase in failure over the last few years and yes, I meant to write 800.
It however gets even worse, from WPTV.com
Prior to 2009, the FTCE and FELE tests costs examinees $25 per section to take. Both the FTCE and FELE have various sections depending on teacher specialties.
Prior to 2009, retakes didn't cost a penny more. Today, portions of Florida's teacher tests cost up to $200 per section to take and retakes are an additional $20 more.
The increase in costs since 2009 represent nearly an 800% increases in less than ten years.
We discovered Florida's teacher certification exam is one of the priciest teacher certification tests in the country.
Not only has the state dramatically increased what is considered passing, but they have used it as a revenue stream, siphoning money from those that are already grossly underpaid compared to their peers.
Florida has a teacher recruitment and retention problem and at this point I have to think it is by design as private schools, even those that take vouchers aren’t saddled with the same requirements.
The Florida Legislature isn't just setting teachers up to fail, it is charging them hundreds of dollars to do so.
The state legislature want’s it’s public schools to fail and this is even more evidence of that.
at May 22, 2017