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OrlandoDem2

(2,129 posts)
Thu Feb 14, 2019, 06:37 PM Feb 2019

More evidence you shouldn't teach in Florida.

Read this article about how low the pay is in Florida. The GOP legislature hasn’t done anything to correct the problem, nor will they. If you know a college student who wants to teach, send this to them. If you know someone from outside of FL who wants to teach here, send this. Please share this on social media as well.

https://naples.floridaweekly.com/articles/teachers-flee-bad-pay/


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More evidence you shouldn't teach in Florida. (Original Post) OrlandoDem2 Feb 2019 OP
Another Oklahoma...I guess that the repugs feel like teachers are glorified babysitters and ... SWBTATTReg Feb 2019 #1
I'm convinced that Floridians are Poisoned fascisthunter Feb 2019 #2
My mother lived in FL for a year when she was 12 BigmanPigman Feb 2019 #3
Long time educator here...and in Fl... Sancho Feb 2019 #4

SWBTATTReg

(22,757 posts)
1. Another Oklahoma...I guess that the repugs feel like teachers are glorified babysitters and ...
Thu Feb 14, 2019, 06:48 PM
Feb 2019

don't deserve their pay. The ones in OK ended up striking for better pay, overcrowded classrooms, and tax cuts that resulted in lower state-wide education spending. And they got some positive results with their strike although even this was up in the air (teachers and parents felt like not enough concessions were made by lawmakers).

And there's is no rationale or reasoning why this issue goes on and on, other than to be mean spirited and spiteful. Teachers also faced similar issues in Arizona, Kentucky, North Carolina, and Colorado too. Seems rather nitpicky (the legislators) being that the economy has been 'booming' over the last 10 years or so, and the legislators can't decide or won't increase their pay (even though requirements on the job seems to increase yearly).

 

fascisthunter

(29,381 posts)
2. I'm convinced that Floridians are Poisoned
Thu Feb 14, 2019, 06:50 PM
Feb 2019

and it’s caused brain damage and mental illness. DO NOT DRINK THE TAP WATER!

BigmanPigman

(52,128 posts)
3. My mother lived in FL for a year when she was 12
Fri Feb 15, 2019, 12:07 AM
Feb 2019

and she was taught that the South had won the Civil War. That says it all.

I became a teacher when I needed to switch careers since artists don't make enough to live on. I became a teacher so I would have to go back to college for two instead of 4 years and could use some of my college credits and they have a union. Guess what...teachers don't make much more than artists do. They get less respect and are treated like glorified babysitters who work 50+ hour weeks and are constantly getting sick...I told all my high school volunteers to NOT go into the profession (we all did but they never listen).

Sancho

(9,073 posts)
4. Long time educator here...and in Fl...
Fri Feb 15, 2019, 08:09 AM
Feb 2019

the legislators are determined to privatize education, and they hate public employees represented by unions.

Pay, disrespect, lousy administration...all are pervasive from K to universities. At this point, nothing will change until the state get Democratic leadership.

Good article.

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