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As Gov. Scott Calls for $2,500 Teacher Raise, Reactions Are More Skeptical Than Jubilant

| January 23, 2013

Even in Flagler County, teachers and the school board chairman reacted to Gov. Rick Scott’s proposal with a mixture of skepticism and guarded optimism, as questions about math, political motives and local control abound.

Calling It Flawed and Damaging, Teachers Union Wants Evaluation System Delayed

| November 23, 2012

The state’s largest teachers union is pushing for lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott to delay a new system of teacher evaluations, saying the formula for measuring teachers’ performance is flawed and could wreak havoc on their careers.

Flagler’s Teachers Union President on FCAT, The GOP, and High-Stakes Misconceptions

| June 28, 2012

Katie Hansen, president of Flagler County’s teachers union, forcefully argues against FCAT’s culture of high-stakes testing and false but pervasive notions that unions protect bad teachers and contribute only to Democrats.

Occupy Flagler Awakes the State Today as Movements Merge in Defense of Middle Class

| November 1, 2011

The Occupy Flagler-Awake the State demonstration is taking place today at Belle Terre Parkway and Palm Coast Parkway, on the Kohl’s side of the street, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Florida Teachers Union Sues the State
Over Merit Pay, Calling It Unconstitutional

| September 15, 2011

The Florida Education Association says tying the state’s merit pay provision to standardized tests is unlawful because it violates collective-bargaining rights embedded in the constitution.

Despite Raises, Average Teacher Pay Is Eroding Significantly in Flagler and Florida

| August 31, 2011

Average teacher pay at the end of last year in Flagler was $48,067. Adjusted for inflation, it represents an 8.5 percent decline compared with pay in 2006. Take-home pay declined further this fall.

Rally Draws Out Teachers, Supporters and Honks. Lawmakers May Not Be Listening.

| March 8, 2011

Some 150 teachers and other school employees and supporters lined Belle Terre Parkway in Palm Coast, one of dozens such rallies across the state, hours before Gov. Rick Scott rebuffed them by telling lawmakers: “Don’t blink.”

Election Primer: Class-Size Amendment 8 Is a Reasonably Multi-Edged Sword

| October 21, 2010

With the class-size amendment — Amendment 8 — approving it would save money and give schools some flexibility, but it would let the Legislature off the hook on its financial commitment to education.

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