…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.