Some D.C. teachers could within five years earn more than $100,000 annually if they give up their seniority and job security, according to details of a proposal by Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee that is the subject of ongoing negotiations. The proposal has two tracks. The first would boost pay 28% over five years, but take away certain seniority privileges. The second option would increase salaries 20% over five years plus offer up to $20,000 in performance bonuses, but require current teachers to spend a year on probation and new hires to spend four years in this standing, and all would need to be recommended by their principal to lock in a permanent position.
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