This week, students at Ellsworth Community High School were lining up to ask Shelly Moore what classes they should take and what she’d be teaching next semester.
Moore had to look her students in the eye and tell them she wouldn’t be teaching anything. As of June, this 13-year veteran teacher won’t have a job.
Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s decision to veto Senate Bill 6â€”which threatened to make the Sunshine State one of the most unfriendly places in the country for public school teachersâ€”comes on the heels of a letter from a strong Congressional advocate for public education in Washington, DCâ€”U.S. Representative Ron Klein (CD-22).
With a stroke of his pen, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist took a bold stand today for the state’s students, educators and schools. The Republican governor, defying his own party, vetoed the controversial Senate Bill 6, which education experts say would have made Florida one of the most teacher-hostile states in the country, while also leaving counties with a massive, unfunded mandate.