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Florida’s Controversial Teacher Bonus Based on SAT Scores Returns

Perhaps it is fitting that in the same week that school districts must tell the Department of Education how many teachers qualified for the state’s very controversial Best and Brightest bonus, the Florida House Education Committee will consider legislation to make the one-time measure permanent.

Senate Education Committee chairman John Legg, meanwhile, filed his own version of the bill overnight, noting the House and Gov. Rick Scott have included the concept in their budgets and saying the Senate needs to be part of the conversation.