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Florida Chamber attacks teachers union

The teacher tenure battle is heating up.

The Florida Chamber goes after the Florida Education Association in a new commercial that implores parents: "Don't let the union bully kids."

The chamber has purchased advertisement time across the state.

See the ad here.

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an observer

It is the teachers (and students) who are currently under attack -- and the FL Chamber should be ashamed of itself.


Imagine having to explain to your child that when you grow up, and work hard to earn a Masters degre or aspire to National Board Certification as a tacher, in the State of Florida, it means: nothing.

an observer

It is the teachers (and students) who are currently under attack -- and the FL Chamber should be ashamed of itself.


Imagine having to explain to your child that when you grow up, and work hard to earn a Masters degre or aspire to National Board Certification as a teacher, in the State of Florida, it means: nothing.

That is part of this new "law."
It is a disgrace. Total disrespect for teachers in public education. A disgrace.

Hugo Castro

The taecher yunions hav alwayz had the chilren's
best interestrs at heart.

Colleen Kitson Perrin

It is interesting how "Big Business" is supporting this bill. There is a ton of money involved especially for the testing companies. This all smells putrid to me. Teachers are yet again being blamed for society's ills. Accountability needs to fall on Everyone's shoulders not just the teachers. This is a sad day in education. Very sad. I wonder if I can get a refund for my education degree?

Concerned Teacher

It is simply not just the big, bad ol' 'Union' that is opposing these bills! The Chamber and those in the Legislature who are ramming these bills through are not listening. They are ignoring teachers....and parents...the PTA...and school board members...the school boards association...union members...and non-union members...support groups for exceptional education students....support groups for gifted students. The are not concerned with students. They are concerned with money. Ask anyone whose been around Florida Education over the past two decades (we're the state that funds education through our lottery, folks!) if they believe Race to the Top funding allocated to Florida will have a direct, positive impact on classrooms - or if it will more likely line the pockets of those involved with testing companies. These bills will give more control of local schools to the centralized state government in Tallahassee. Ironic move for conservatives? Follow the money.

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