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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a potentially groundbreaking proposal Monday that would amount to a teachers’ bill of rights in the state to include bolstering paycheck protection, raising teacher pay, empowering leaders in the classrooms, and imposing term limits on school board members.
“This is a huge package to increase teacher pay, support teacher empowerment, and protect teachers’ paychecks by ensuring they have control over their hard-earned salary,” DeSantis said.
“We want more transparency into how school unions operate, and we are going to fight against school-union haggling that holds teachers and their salary increases hostage. Partisan groups should not be given special privileges.”
Florida Education Commissioner Manny Diaz Jr. praised DeSantis’ efforts.
“From day one, Gov. Ron DeSantis has made it his mission to raise teacher pay and elevate educators in the classroom — and he has succeeded,” Diaz said. “Today’s announcement goes …
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