Merit Pay – A Bipartisan Issue
Former President Barack Obama advocated it. Teacher union officials don’t believe in it because it rewards good teachers with more pay. Teachers who wish to teach in freedom advocate it. Studies support “modes but significant effect” on student performance. CEAFU has previously publicized the Vanderbilt study. The Wisconsin State Journal explains in its editorial on May 14.
Then-President Barack Obama came to Wright Middle School in Madison eight years ago calling for merit pay and other education reforms to improve student learning.
“We’ve got to do a better job of rewarding outstanding teachers,” Obama said. “And I’ve got to be honest, we’ve got to do a better job of moving bad teachers out of the classroom, once they’ve been given an opportunity to do it right.”