Gov. Scott Signing Ceremony for Teacher Merit Pay Bill

By: Jill Chandler Email
By: Jill Chandler Email

Florida Governor Rick Scott held a ceremony Friday afternoon to sign his first piece of legislation.

Governor Scott signed the Teacher Merit Pay bill Thursday in Jacksonville at a charter school, but wanted everyone in Tallahassee who worked on the bill to get the chance to see him sign. The Teacher Merit Pay bill or Student Success Act is Scott's first bill since being elected Governor.

Governor Rick Scott said, "It's going to allow our teachers that believe in measurement to get paid better because they're going to be the most effective ones, and the real winner here is the kids-- the students all across the state."

Governor Scott has been criticized by many for his proposed cuts to education. At a rally on the capitol Thursday, some wondered where the money will come from to fund the Merit Pay.

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