Some Texas schools reject merit-pay program

10/2/2006 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

Although most of Texas' 1,161 schools will likely participate in the state's merit-pay program for teachers, more than two dozen campuses have rejected state grants to do so, out of concern the program could erode team spirit and involves too much paperwork. A Texas Education Agency spokeswoman notes the plan is voluntary, but marvels that any teacher would say no to the bonuses, which range from $3,000 to $10,000 apiece.

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