Class Struggle: individual teacher merit pay is a loser


Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Clever way to reward teachers as teams

The unconventional proposal is to reward small teams of teachers, such as everyone teaching second grade in an elementary school, or everyone teaching Algebra I in a high school. This discards the idea of merit pay for individuals, the current fashion, and merit pay for the whole school, a favorite of mine whose flaws Marshall quickly sees.

By Jay Mathews  |  11:30 AM ET, 09/14/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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