Despite heavy skepticism, the Florida Senate Education Committee has kept alive an effort to extend a controversial bonus based on teachers’ ACT and SAT scores. The committee had been seen as the most likely spot where the program, which many teachers have roundly attacked, would fall apart.
Sen. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, opposed the bill.
“The rewarding of teachers isn’t the problem,” said Bullard, who is a teacher. “It’s using an assessment that one takes when they’re 17 years old to qualify a teacher.”