Battle Lines: How Should We Pay Teachers?
• Corporations and Republicans want to tie teachers' pay to their performance in the classroom—and offer extra pay to attract top-notch science and math teachers.
• Teachers' unions oppose singling out teachers for merit pay, favoring rewarding school staffs as a whole.
• Obama has to reward teachers' groups for their political support—but he wants to hold them more accountable.
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