Student performance and accountability must be added to the teacher-pay equation in the Boston public schools, according to a new report.
The report by the Boston Foundation and Boston Municipal Research Bureau shows how teachers’ salaries have grown under the school system’s traditional pay model, which focuses on length of employment, graduate credits, and degrees earned.
It says a typical Boston teacher who had three years of experience, a bachelor’s degree, and at least 15 graduate credits, earned $50,057 in 2005-06. Under the city’s current pay model, that same teacher’s salary would have grown to $72,059 by the 2009-10 school year.
More than 80 percent of the city’s teachers have received a masters degree or higher and they can obtain top pay in nine years. That is quicker than teachers in 99 other districts studied.
A version of this article appeared in the February 02, 2011 edition of Education Week as Teacher Compensation