Fla. Gov. Rick Scott isn't going to succeed in getting $2,500 pay raises for the state's teachers.
Instead, legislators will push ahead with a proposal to base the raises on teacher performance. They also plan to offer raises to beyond classroom teachers -- a move which could also lower the amount offered to each employee.
Scott had made the
Some teachers who talked with Channel 9 said the low pay is forcing them out of the classrooms. Some are leaving the profession, while others are leaving the state.
In Georgia, teachers earn $7,000 a year more than teachers in Florida.
"We're just not feeling supported at all," said teacher Minica Tom.
Tom moved from Pennsylvania to Florida 25 years ago to teach. In that time, she's seen demands increase, colleagues leave and pay remain flat.
"I have a friend that I
Tom said the cost to be a teacher is rising while the pay remains the same.
"Beyond the basic
Education groups said the move by the Legislature to pass on raises will only make it harder to keep and attract new teachers.
Scott continues to push for an