Merit Pay Re-examined

Although the issue is a bipartisan one, and many teachers would like to earn more money for their skills, monopoly bargaining in 43 states keeps teachers from reaching their top earnings potential. Check out the editorial in the Wisconsin State Journal.

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.

But all these years later, the Madison School District and many others across the state still pay teachers based on years of service and education level— an outdated system that doesn’t improve student outcomes.