Minnesota governor proposes teacher pay-for-performance program

10/2/2003 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced a multipronged pilot program that includes creating "super teachers" at five low-income schools to determine if linking teachers' pay to student performance can raise achievement. Principals at those schools could hire and fire staff unconstrained by union rules and pay teacher bonuses as high as $40,000 for outstanding achievement.

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