Dr. Kent King, Executive Director of the Missouri State Teachers Association, brings up the subject of performance pay and criticizes the single-salary schedule:
"We're treated not as a profession but as assembly-line workers, with a pay system that fosters low wages. We have no real input on our own unique qualifications and success and find ourselves on a dead-end street with nowhere to go."
Kim Wencewicz at the MSTA blog invites readers to learn more about performance pay and debate the issue. Their blog includes many interesting posts about teaching and provides generally balanced coverage of events like the recent state takeover of the St. Louis Public Schools. Check it out.