It is a stupid idea. It would pit teacher against teacher. Suddenly, friends of the principal would be given a pay raise. This is an idea implemented in the United States, and we all know how well their education system is doing.
Stupid, stupid, stupid.
----- Original Message -----
From: Barb Danielsen <barbdanielsen@telu...>
Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011 7:48 am
Subject: Re: Are you for or against merit based pay for teachers
To: BCTF PD Issues <bctf-pd-issues@list...>
> This poll stems to comments made by Kevin Falcons who suggested
> "If he were premier, Falcons says he would institute a merit-
> system providing financial incentives for teachers who get the
> out of their students."
> Being paid a bonus for extra curricular work is one thing, being
> based on student achievement is another.
> On 6-Jan-11, at 12:04 AM, Kathy Couch wrote:
> > Hi everyone,
> > I don't know how long this will remain on the Nanaimo Daily
> > webpage, but there is a poll asking the following question:
> > Are you for or against merit based pay for teachers?
> > So far the results are
> > For 58.27%
> > Against 41.73%
> > Here's the link to the poll. It's part way down on the
> right hand
> > side of the page. http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/index.html > >
> > Kathy Couch
> > LR07 Nelson