6,300 Miami teachers stay home to protest proposed legislation

April 13, 2010
Bill would allow districts to base teacher pay on student test scores
From The Miami Herald: More than 6,300 of 21,260 public-school teachers in the Miami-Dade County (Fla.) district took a personal or sick day Monday to protest controversial legislation that would overhaul their pay. Though schools remained open and were staffed by substitute teachers, the "sickout" was large enough to disrupt the day for thousands of schoolchildren. The new legislation would base teacher raises on student test scores -- not on years of experience or education level.

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