Wisdom Of Solmon

Playing off of Sen. Obama’s flirt at pay for performance, in The NY Daily News, TAP’s Lew Solmon says performance-pay is coming and that the state of play is much better than it was.

…the number of teachers who support performance pay has almost doubled in many states after a few years of trying it.

No matter. Many critics remain unconvinced – offended, it seems, by the very notion of connecting teacher pay to student achievement. We have to ask these naysayers this question: if adults (teachers) should never be affected by how well children (students) do in school, does that mean that teachers are not responsible for student learning?

Performance-pay opponents are running out of arguments and allies. School reformers must seize the moment.

Good points, but I’m not sure the environment is as fertile as Solmon says.

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