Merit Pay for Teachers
Rep. Ed Robb, R-Columbia, said he plans to file legislation that would clearly allow merit pay in Missouri schools.
The Ladue School District in St. Louis County has had performance pay for teachers for more than 50 years without legal challenge. The district assigns teachers points based on yearlong evaluations, then doles out raises accordingly.
The article discusses Ladue’s merit pay system and describes why teachers like the idea. It makes sense to pay teachers like the individual professionals that they are, not like interchangeable assembly-line workers.