The number of veteran teachers retiring in the Alachua County public school district is more than forty for this year alone. Legislative changes to education are to blame. WUFT-FM’s, Joey Lancos spoke with President of the Alachua County Education Association, Karen McCann, who says the rise in retirements of veteran teachers has been caused by the cost of living adjustment removal for the next five years as well as the pension reform… both affecting retirement.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/FPMcCannConvo.mp3]
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The Florida Senate passed a bill Wednesday that refocuses the purpose and direction of the state’s community colleges. Senate Bill 374, the College Competitiveness Act of 2017, sets the primary missions of community colleges as providing associate of arts degrees and other lower level undergraduate college credit.