Merit Pay for Teachers
Merit pay for teachers is on the horizon. With gratitude to Combest for the link, here’s an article in the Columbia Daily Tribune about the possibility of merit pay for all of Missouri’s 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.