teachers' union

Teachers' Unions Threatened By Florida House Bill

Feb 9, 2018
MGN Online

House Bill 7055 has been a lightning rod for controversy. The measure is known for a move to offer bullied students scholarships for private or charter schools. But, tucked away in the bill’s 200 pages, one provision threatens teachers’ unions with decertification.

Florida Teachers' Union Appeals Ruling In Teacher-Evaulation Challenge

Jun 5, 2014
Teacher in Classroom
Leo Boud via Flickr

Florida’s largest teachers’ union is appealing a federal judge’s ruling upholding the state’s teacher evaluation system. The Florida Education Association will ask yet another judge to find the system unconstitutional.

This week’s filing is the latest in an ongoing challenge by the teachers’ union and other plaintiffs. They’re suing to block the 3-year-old system that makes teacher evaluations dependent on student performance. The teachers take issue with data aggregation that causes them to be judged based on students whom they don’t personally teach.