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Teacher merit bill passes

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WFLX) The teacher merit pay bill has passed in the Florida House of Representatives by a vote of 80-39.

Senate Bill 736 eliminates tenure for new teachers, ends layoffs based on seniority, and ties teacher pay to student test scores.

The bill now goes to Governor Scott, and he is expected to sign it into law.

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