How do you tell a teacher who’s got the passion and gets the results, you’re fired? “I’m getting emotional thinking about it right now,” said Emily Mixon, a drama teacher in Escambia County who just learned she won’t be able to return to the classroom next month. “My purpose is to educate. I can’t believe at 35 I would be needing to look into a career change,” she told us recently. Mixon is one of at least 920 Florida teachers who are being terminated this summer because they can’t pass a portion of the Florida Teacher Certification Exam also known as the FTCE licensing exam.
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