Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teachers Union forces Public Schools to Return $10 Million in Federal Grant Money Earmarked for Teacher Pay

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'.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The reason why these public school teachers, primarily from urban areas, are so afraid of results based compensation is that given what they have to work with, they know they won't get results. Demographics are against them on this.