Published Online: October 18, 2010
Published in Print: October 20, 2010, as Baltimore Teachers Reject Contract’s Shift to Merit Pay

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Baltimore Teachers Reject Contract's Shift to Merit Pay

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The rank-and-file of the Baltimore Teachers Union rejected a proposed contract last week that would have eliminated step increases, linked teachers’ pay to student performance, and given teachers more input on school working conditions.

City schools Chief Executive Officer Andrés A. Alonso said the vote was 1,540 to 1,107 against the contract. Mr. Alonso said he was committed to working with the teachers “until all who voted against the contract understand its benefits or we agree on other conditions that are just as necessary for our schools to move forward.”

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