Thursday, April 15, 2010

Crist vetoes Florida Senate Bill 6

Gov. Crist vetoed Florida Senate Bill 6 giving teachers a reprieve on losing pay for advanced degrees. But if you are a teacher, now is the time to get your master's degree without delay because this will come back.

Do the math:
  • The total cost of a master's degree from American College of Education is < $7,000
  • The average salary bump in Florida for a master's is $3,500
  • Therefore, your payback is two years
  • And, because the focus on of the programs is on raising student achievement you have the tools to maximize your performance based pay

So even if Senate Bill 6 had passed, the salary bump didn't go away until the 2014-15 school year making American College of Education a very sound investment for Florida Teachers.