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Baltimore Teachers Reject Contract’s Shift to Merit Pay

By Stacy Morford — October 18, 2010 1 min read

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.”

A version of this article appeared in the October 20, 2010 edition of Education Week as Baltimore Teachers Reject Contract’s Shift to Merit Pay

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