You can learn a lot more on facebook! Look up Florida Senate Bill 6 under STOP SENATE BILL 6, or Florida Teachers Against Pay-For-Performance Salary/ Pay Scales, or many other sites. We need your support! Basically the legislature wants education reform. It is, in part, to 'help' Florida get the Race to the Top grant, but it is being done without teacher input. It proposes to pay teachers performance pay based on student gains on a yet to be determined set of tests (more tests). It states that teachers will be perpetually on ANNUAL contracts and at the end of that annual contract can be non-renewed for any reason. The bill prohibits pay for experience or higher degrees. the bill states that if teachers do not make gains (again, what that means and by what measure is yet to be determined, but we should just trust them)...if they don't make gains in 4 out of 5 years, they will LOSE their certification!!!