Crist vetoes teacher pay-tenure bill

Under heavy pressure from teachers, Florida’s Republican Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed SB 6, which would have ended tenure and linked teacher pay to student performance. Once a supporter of the bill, Crist said the veto was “the right thing to do.”

Via Eduwonk, here’s a link to the text of the bill, which was strongly supported by Republican legislators and rejected by Democrats.

Tenure reform, not choice is the holy grail of education reform, writes Mike Petrilli on Flypaper. In response, Kathleen Porter-Magee writes that tenure reform and merit pay give principals an opportunity to lead, but don’t guarantee that they’ll lead wisely or well.

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