More U.S. districts experiment with merit pay

06/15/2005 | Christian Science Monitor, The

Advocates believe merit-pay programs can boost teacher quality, but teachers, who've tended to fight such plans in the past, ask how the caliber of teaching can be fairly assessed. In Denver, voters soon will consider a radical plan that links teachers' pay to principal evaluations, student scores and their willingness to work in difficult schools.

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