Florida teachers criticize merit-pay plan

Florida teachers blasted a controversial merit-pay plan that would give a quarter of Florida's 178,000 public-school teachers a one-time 5% bonus, depending on their students' scores on statewide exams. Teachers say the plan, which would offer $147.5 million in this school year alone, would pit them against their colleagues rather than fostering collaboration.

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