Common Sense Solutions From States’ Education Reform Agendas

Nick Taddeo /

Although significant attention is being paid to the Obama Administration’s “Race to the Top” first round winners, one state is implementing rigorous education reforms without the help of the federal government.

In Florida, the State Senate has proposed legislation in two committees to strengthen merit pay for teachers and end tenure. The Florida Times Union reports:

The measure, sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, would require the state to oversee the implementation of pay for performance models by local school districts, with those who don’t comply losing state funding that would then have to be replaced with a property tax increase.