Monday, October 31, 2011

Jersey Jazzman: More on Merit Pay = Cutting Teacher Pay

Jersey Jazzman: More on Merit Pay = Cutting Teacher Pay:

More on Merit Pay = Cutting Teacher Pay

In my earlier post on merit pay, a commenter points out that Gates was adding extra money for the Memphis merit pay plan, which means merit pay wasn't being used to bring down the overall teacher payroll. How, therefore, could I accuse merit pay supporters of advocating for cutting teacher pay?

It's a fair point; allow me to elaborate:

From article I referenced about the program:
"MCS is taking steps now to help ensure the long-term sustainability of their effective teaching work, even in the face of difficult economic times."
Since August, MCS has nixed the 8 percent raises it planned for new teachers and halted

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: An appeal to join Communities for Teaching Excellence + “Don’t Hold Us Back” to demand a REFORM® CONTRACT FOR ALL STUDENTS!

4LAKids - some of the news that doesn't fit: An appeal to join Communities for Teaching Excellence + “Don’t Hold Us Back” to demand a REFORM® CONTRACT FOR ALL STUDENTS!:

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C A V E A T E M P T O R

smf : …and just who is Communities for Teaching Excellence’s Los Angeles Team – when they are at home?

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  3. Click on COMUNIITIES FOR TEACHING EXCELLENCE.

“…a consortium of charter management organizations in Los Angeles, CA…”

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