Portia Weisfeld, a kindergarten teacher at Peskoe Elementary School in Homestead, Fla., is shown in her classroom Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. The Florida Legislature's new and improved teacher merit pay plan may have passed with grudging union support, but teachers, including Weisfeld, still don't like it and some school districts have declined to participate, turning down millions of dollars in state bonus money.

Photo by Wilfredo Lee, AP photo

Portia Weisfeld, a kindergarten teacher at Peskoe Elementary School in Homestead, Fla., is shown in her classroom Friday, Sept. 14, 2007. The Florida Legislature's new and improved teacher merit pay plan may have passed with grudging union support, but teachers, including Weisfeld, still don't like it and some school districts have declined to participate, turning down millions of dollars in state bonus money.

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