Saturday, May 14, 2011

The fundamental problems with merit pay

1.)  You can't pay good teachers as much as they're worth. No amount of merit pay is going to make up the difference, really.  So maybe good teachers aren't really in it for the money.

2.)  Some of the people philosophically responsible for merit pay basically don't want to pay public teachers anything.  (Mackinac Center, DeVos, I'm looking at you.)  Introducing merit pay is a step towards that goal.

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