Obama Proposes Merit Pay for Teachers
Obama has come out in support of merit pay for teachers. Predictably, the liberal teachers unions who would have skewered a Republican president for suggesting it are all open to the concept. The problem is that the devil is in the details. It looks like Obama will have the teachers union write the standards and this is their mindset:
The president of Wisconsin’s largest teachers union said the organization would be willing to consider performance-based pay as an option to enhance teacher salaries.
Mary Bell, the president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, said WEAC would not be willing to give up its bargaining rights on pay and other issues.