Monday, April 05, 2010

Special-education teacher shares frustration over Florida legislation

Dawn Gibbens, who teaches a second-grade inclusion class in Florida, is among those upset about a bill being considered by state lawmakers that would tie teacher salaries to student test scores. "I teach children that are autistic and language-impaired, and you know they are making progress, they are making great gains, but according to district standards, they're not going to make that progress in a year, they might not make it in two years, so to base my paycheck on whatever else is going on is ridiculous," she said. The Tampa Tribune (Fla.)

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