Jan 21, 2012

ARTICLE: Merit Pay

Teacher Reward Report: Focus on Collaboration, Not Competition

There's a report by the National Education Policy Center that suggests that merit pay won't improve student achievement. Instead of merit pay, it might be worthwhile to offer teachers other incentives. NEPC suggests that policymakers consider rewarding teachers with...
  • Principals who cultivate and embrace teacher leadership 
  • Time and tools for teachers to learn from one another 
  • Specialized resources for high-need schools, students and subjects 
  • The elimination of out-of-field teaching assignments 
  • Teaching loads that take the diversity of students into account 
  • Leeway to take risks 
  • Integration of academic, social and health services for students
  • Safe, well-maintained school buildings 
That's good stuff, huh?

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