Now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine…
High School Throwback
High school kids might not be the only ones cramming for college entrance exams this summer.
Florida teachers will need to take or retake the SAT or ACT in order to qualify for a bonus.
The state legislature set aside an estimated $44 million for teacher bonuses.
Educators who scored in the 80th percentile or above on the standardized tests can qualify for an additional $10,000.
The author of the bill funding the program says it will help recruit and retain top talent.
Some teachers disagree --quote--
"This is idiotic, it makes no sense...what does this measurement have to do with a teacher's performance in the classroom? Especially when they took it 20 or 30 years ago"
Another blast from the past-- the '90s don't seem so far away with ‘Jurassic World’ in theaters and a Clinton running for office.
And when it comes to technology -- the federal government seems stuck in the past.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Jason Chaffetz says-- despite spending a half trillion dollars on IT upgrades—
Quote-- "the IRS still uses the DOS operating system. You have a patent office that just got Windows 97. They don't even service Windows 97 anymore. And yet they just got it."
Chaffetz says his committee plans to look into the IT spending and why systems are not being updated
Now a Friday follow-- in April, we told you Burger King surprised Joel Burger and Ashley King -- with the news that the company would pick up the tab for their entire wedding.
The couple tied the knot last week in Jacksonville, Illinois.
The two got to have it their way with no sighting of the actual Burger King, but tasteful accents of the franchise--the groom and his party were wearing Burger King cufflinks and hamburger socks.
Looks like it was a whopper of a time.