Merit Pay Gaining Bipartisan Favor in Federal Arena
Performance pay for teachers appears to be gaining favor with federal lawmakers of all political stripes.
Sens. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., Mary L. Landrieu, D-La., and Joseph I. Lieberman, IConn., put forth a proposal this month on major changes to the No Child Left Behind Act that includes incentives for states to look at performance-pay programs to attract teachers to underperforming schools.
Just days earlier, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois made headlines when he supported merit pay before the annual convention of the National Education Association, a majority of whose 3.2...
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- Regis University, Denver, CO
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- The Achievement Network, Multiple Locations
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