MERIT PAY FOR TEACHERS DOESN’T WORK, COLUMNIST ARGUES

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Merit pay for teachers doesn’t work, and a strike by teachers in Denver proves it, says a columnist in the Victoria Times-Colonist.

Because “better teaching produces better student results, teacher compensation … should be geared to attracting and keeping only the best and brightest,” writes columnist Geoff Johnson in this article.

Victoria Times-Colonist

“At its most potentially destructive, the worst possible outcome of a pay-for-performance culture in a school or even school district is that it creates the potential to pit employees against each other and lead to a mercenary and competitive environment,” says Johnson, a former schools superintendent.

You can follow this link to read the entire article in the Times-Colonist.