Battle Lines: How Should We Pay Teachers?

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.

Data: BusinessWeek

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