Chariho School Parents’ Forum

March 12, 2008

Speaking of “Best for Kids”,,,

Filed under: merit pay,Unions — Editor @ 7:37 am

Speaking of Best for Kids (following from the last post) – there is an excellent blog maintained by Angus Davis called just that – Best for Kids.   Actually, the blog is called Passing Notes, but the organization is Best for Kids.  Angus is also a member of the RI Board of Regents.   He has posted a great study on the benefits of Merit Pay for teachers.

Further, the “pay for performance” policy should apply not only to compensation, but also to teacher assignment. At Classical High School in Providence, an especially gifted teacher was recognized with a “Teacher of the Year” award, but was subsequently “bumped” out of his job (laid off) by another teacher with more seniority. The more senior teacher was less effective in the classroom but had been on the job for more years. How is a system that organizes compensation and teacher assignment solely around longevity of service and with no consideration given to performance in the classroom in the best interests of kids?

 We tried to get merit pay in the last contract, but that didn’t go so well. 

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3 Comments »

  1. thank you, man

    Comment by Honorli — March 21, 2008 @ 5:54 pm | Reply

  2. […] Angus Davis is a member of the Rhode Island Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education.  He is asking for input from parents and taxpayers.  I have posted the entire text over at the OSPRI blog, but here is the gist of the issue: […]

    Pingback by Must be the name « Chariho School Parents’ Forum — March 27, 2008 @ 12:00 am | Reply

  3. […] Regents know what you think! Filed under: NECAP — Bill Felkner @ 11:57 am Repeating an earlier message – Have you ever wondered how we graduate so many students when only 22% of them can pass math?  […]

    Pingback by Let the Regents know what you think! « Chariho School Parents’ Forum — March 27, 2008 @ 11:57 am | Reply


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