Crist cites special education among concerns in vetoing merit-pay bill

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed a controversial merit-pay bill Thursday that was largely opposed by teachers, who launched a campaign against the bill. Crist cited reaction from teachers and concerns about how the policies would be applied to special education among his reasons for vetoing the measure. Among other things, the bill would have ended traditional tenure for new teachers and linked educator pay to student test scores.

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