Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pay successful teachers more

"If you want to incentivize more people to go into hard-to-fill areas like math, then you must pay those teachers more than you do individuals working jobs that attract more applicants," The Oklahoman sensibly points out. "That’s basic supply and demand."
Also, why not provide merit pay? Tying raises to overall student learning growth would provide greater rewards to the best teachers, even if their students start the year below grade level. To give a hardworking, successful teacher the same pay as one who only punches a clock drives good teachers out of the profession.

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