Teacher Merit Pay Isn’t Dead in Texas; It Might Be Getting Even Better

At first glance, our heart sunk on news suggesting that the politicians in Austin had blinked on an effective tool to help boost students across the state.We are talking about paying the best teachers the best salaries, something that has changed outcomes for the better at tough schools in Dallas and Richardson.In a year when the legislature appears serious at last about adding billions of dollars for public education and fixing our broken school financing formula, we need to also be talking about fundamental reforms like merit pay and incentive pay for teachers.  Continue reading...

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