Category Archives: merit pay

Dreaming of the governor’s six-figure teacher salary? Time to wake up.

  The political fantasy season continues. Now Gov. Greg Abbott is getting some nice headlines and TV exposure by claiming to be working on a way to give some teachers six-figure salaries. If you are a teacher who believes that, … Continue reading

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“Performance pay” idea far from dead

  Texas is one of a vanishing species of states – 10 – that don’t require tests scores or another form of student achievement measurement to be a “significant” or the “most significant” factor in teacher evaluations. But don’t breathe … Continue reading

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Merit pay plan unfair and backwards

  The administrators running Waco ISD have their heads in the sand. They are considering a so-called “merit” bonus plan that would reward teachers for good test results but miss the boat on how student achievement is accomplished. You can … Continue reading

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Merit pay a bad idea

  El Paso ISD’s caretaker board of managers recently approved a 2.5 percent pay raise for all district employees. Yes, that is a bit of good news, but you may want to hold your applause because the board also has … Continue reading

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