Lotsa buzz about a bill introduced in the Florida Senate this spring to toss out the state formula for calculating the salaries of school board members in the state’s 67 counties.
Introduced by Sen. Steve Wise of Jacksonville, a Republican, it had everybody getting in on the act. Another slam by the GOP-dominated legislature on public schools, brayed the Democrats.
Finally, a realistic measure to address what is basically a corrupt system where salaries are pegged to a county’s population, set artificially high with no accountability, countered the Republicans.
Well, the bill didn’t get very far — dying in committee on April 13. In fact, it got but a single vote, that of Mr. Wise.
Nice try. He made his point and it’s not all lost.