Friday, March 27, 2009

Something I Can Agree with Obama on...

Obama has said that he will support and pursue performance-based pay system for teachers. Long opposed by the teachers' unions that are bedfellows with the Democrats, it is kind of a surprise to see Obama pursing this course. I hope he follows through on it, and I only have a couple concerns.

1) He wants to not have pay based on test score improvement, though I think that should play into the equation a little bit.

2) He wants it mostly focused on teacher credential acquirement, which I also think is important but should not be the only basis for performance pay.

Here's a story from the Argus Leader.

I am interested to see how this will play out and what his true intentions are...but for now I support it.

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