15 Total Quotes

Mark Pudlow Quotes

We're competing in a market where teachers can get better salaries by going elsewhere.
Mark Pudlow
#Teachers

It is a real problem and a real drain on teachers, but I've always found that every time I get an upgrade of technology, my workload doesn't get easier. It's kind of a Band-aid, a little gimmick that he's using to sell teachers on this.
Mark Pudlow
#Teachers

We thought that it was interesting that the governor enumerated dozens of programs that he was here marketing money for and nowhere in there was there anything for salaries.
Mark Pudlow
#Marketing

The state Supreme Court has ruled that vouchers don't fly. This federal rule is just a way around state law, and we would definitely be opposed to it.
Mark Pudlow
#Law

As it is, the children in Florida are tested within an inch of their lives, and I don't think they need any more tests.
Mark Pudlow
#Children

Until we get the base pay for all teachers up, we are going to have these recruiting and retention problems. It's like putting a fancy porch on your house when your floor is sagging.
Mark Pudlow
#Problems

With all teachers suffering because of low pay in a state with high growth in the cost of living, particularly in housing, (Winn's plan) is like putting a big screen TV in your living room and not fixing the hole in your roof.
Mark Pudlow
#Growth

People understand that schools are a priority, and I don't think they particularly care for the direction that some of the political leaders are taking on it.
Mark Pudlow
#Direction

Teachers have no way of knowing what to do to get this bonus. Two teachers could do the exact same thing in the classroom and any number of factors could result in one being in the top 10 percent and the other in the bottom 10 percent.
Mark Pudlow
#Teachers

It's kind of like getting a big-screen TV when you have a hole in the roof of your living room. This is something we'd be willing to talk about, but we are losing teachers [too quickly]. We need to solve the problem of having a reasonable salary before we start talking about extras.
Mark Pudlow
#Living

It doesn't look neutral to us. If we're not understanding this and we've been dealing with this for months, how's a teacher going to understand it?
Mark Pudlow
#Understanding

This kind of commitment is what was needed from the start. It's great that they've finally realized that they have a responsibility in the class-size amendment to fund construction.
Mark Pudlow
#Commitment

We got some support from moderate Republicans, and we worked hard to talk to people about why class size is important. I think lawmakers probably thought that (class size) had more support than it did in 2002.
Mark Pudlow
#Class

By measuring things simply on a standardized test, you're never going to get a full picture of education in Florida. There's more individual attention.
Mark Pudlow
#Education

This is legislation in disguise. If it went up in a bill, it would be debated and be subject to being amended.
Mark Pudlow
#Legislation