Merit pay, or any system thereof, is not an end onto itself. It must be a means to the type of ends that will improve our schools and systems. We do this not because teachers get so little after giving so much (awww...) but because the principle behind this particular reform take us to all kinds of places public education needs to go in order to survive.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
A few days ago I linked to this suggestion about merit pay. Tonight I link to this one. The author doesn't pull many punches, either.