The Merit Pay Debate
Mitchell, Russ, Chief Executive (U.S.)
Merit pay? No way. That's the stance taken by teachers' unions against linking performance and pay. Through strength in numbers and political organization, combined with the public's general fondness for teachers, the unions have long prevailed.
But this year could be different. A ballot initiative backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is all but certain to go to California voters by November. The measure would establish merit pay in the state's constitution and ban seniority as a consideration in teacher employment decisions, including hiring, firing, transfers and pay. In addition, the initiative would extend from two to five the number of years required for a teacher to qualify …
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Publication information: Article title: The Merit Pay Debate. Contributors: Mitchell, Russ - Author. Magazine title: Chief Executive (U.S.). Issue: 207 Publication date: April 2005. Page number: 26+. © 1999 Chief Executive Publishing. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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