Scouring the World for Math Teachers

Source: Bridge to Tomorrow, Dec 2013

The state’s middle school students are struggling in math. And in a 21st century economy that relies heavily on innovation in science and technology and in which our kids will be in a desperate competition with students from leading states like Massachusetts and high-flying nations like China and Korea to maintain middle class lives, that’s really bad news…

So Florida should do what any successful business would do given a glaring weakness in its operation — scour the nation and world for the best math teachers and do whatever it takes to get them into our middle schools.

It may take the addition of a supplement of as much as $10,000 per year on top of the standard teaching salary to attract a great teacher from Michigan (for example) to Florida.


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