I guess it's not really all about the kids is it?
Recently the Milwaukee Public School system was awarded a $10 million federal grant to be used over a five year period. It would have allowed the district to experiment with a performance based compensation model free of charge. Because of opposition from the teachers union, however, the district was forced to return the money and cancel the program.Are teachers unions so afraid of merit pay that they are willing to deprive quality teachers of bonuses they deserve? The simple answer is 'Yes'.