Teacher: Merit pay can work, but teachers must help develop system

02/22/2010 | Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The

Merit pay can work for teachers if they are involved in developing the system, according to a founding teacher at a public charter school in Atlanta. Warren Buck writes that successful pay-for-performance programs also cannot be based on a single factor, such as student test scores. An effective merit-pay system would look at the year-to-year progress of students, the school's overall achievement and peer evaluations, he argues.

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