Activism Alert: Senate Bill 6
By Staff · April 9, 2010
We here at QL are a tad biased. We mostly hail from Florida and thus know about all things Disney, orange related, and Bush family scandals. We’re also mostly all products of the Florida Public School System.
Here’s were the activism comes in. Senate Bill 6 just passed the Florida Legislature. Its a terrible bill that puts educators on par with used car salesmen. With the enactment of this bill, teachers will be held financially responsible for the performance of their kids. I don’t know about you, but when I slacked off it wasn’t because my teacher wasn’t trying. It was because I was a teenager who wanted to talk with my friends in class instead of conjugating verbs in Spanish.
More than that, good, experienced teachers aren’t going to want to work in the low performing schools where at-risk children really need them. This bill will set education in Florida back decades. Not only is Florida at risk, but other states are proposing similar bills. The legislature has passed the bill and it is sitting on Charlie Crist’s desk. Take a second and give the governor a call telling him to VETO SENATE BILL 6. I’ll even Google that for you:
Phone number: (850) 488-4441
Fax number: (850) 487-0801
Email address: Charlie.Crist@myflorida.com