NBCT: Why Fla. should reverse course on merit pay

Lawmakers should revise Florida's merit-pay law because while most teachers support performance-based pay in theory, they question whether it will benefit students, National Board Certified Teacher Anthony Colucci writes in this commentary. Colucci, an elementary-school gifted-programs teacher, writes that the issue is that teachers report spending too much time on paperwork instead of focusing on students. They also worry about value-added assessments and classroom placement of students.

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