Friday, November 16, 2012

Jersey Jazzman: News For Christie & Weingarten: Merit Pay Doesn't Work

Jersey Jazzman: News For Christie & Weingarten: Merit Pay Doesn't Work:


News For Christie & Weingarten: Merit Pay Doesn't Work

Chris Christie, Randi Weingarten, and Bradley Cooper (?) were guests today on Morning Joe, discussing the Newark teachers contract:


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I will have plenty to say about this segment over the weekend. But let's start with something that was not said here; something that needs to be said loudly and clearly, over and over if necessary:

Merit pay does not work.

From my project at Blue Jersey, Ed Reform 101:
Myth: Paying teachers on merit will work because it's so logical.
The Truth: Every time merit pay for teachers has been tried in a controlled study, it has 

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