I personally don't agree with this because I feel that we will be doing our children a greater disservice. The schools are already teaching to the test and if they change the pay or give a "bonus" based on how well the classroom scored on a test then there will be even more teaching to the test. I agree that there are certain teachers who may need a little more improving but send them to conferences or additional training. Don't punish the good teachers who choose to work in a lower-socioeconomical school.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:17 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:11 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by miriamz at 11:12 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
I think teachers with seniority and tenure should lose tenure if they are proven to be ineffective.
Throwing money at the problem rarely results in a resolution.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:22 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:39 AM on Mar. 10, 2009
The US educational system isn't going to be solved by adjusting teachers pay. Unions will figure a way around it. Are schools going to divide the number of students in the upcoming class evenly amongst teacher based on students performance from previous year? What if one 5th grade teacher with seniority finagles their way to receive 4 gifted students, leaving only 2 gifted student for the other teacher? What are the assumptions of performance? How are they measured?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 12:08 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Terry22 at 12:14 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Answer by Terry22 at 12:25 PM on Mar. 10, 2009
Well, with our economic climate the way it is, I bet there would be some competition among the parents if there was something in it for them. You know, besides knowledgeable successful kids that will have a better chance at success as adults. That's just one of the small pluses.
Answer by QuinnMae at 12:34 PM on Mar. 10, 2009