Of the many education bills going through the legislature this session, one, House Bill 72, deals with Teacher Merit Pay. Sponsored by Representative Mike Madden of Buffalo, he says it's moving through nicely so far.
Representative Madden describes what the bill entails.
Representative Madden also addresses the Continuing Contract Status bill. He says he's received many e-mails on the issue, and surprisingly, he says, there are some teachers in favor of the bill, who have seen the elements of it abused in their schools. Overall, Madden feels.
Madden adds that Sheridan and Buffalo schools take the issue seriously, but of course, he's having to look at how all schools around the state are affected.
This is Representative Madden's third term in the State House.