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September 17 2011 at 11:18 AM
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Response to "Why do you think they are so opposed to merit pay?"

 

As I understand it, they are evaluated on how well their students do on standardized tests. Granted, a teacher can be stuck with uncooperative students who don't want to learn, but presumingly this happens to all teachers so she is graded relative to her peers.

One thing that makes teachers different is tenure, where once a teacher has been employed a certain time it's almost impossible to fire them. They have no incentive to do a good job because their job is secure no matter how poorly they do it. This makes no sense.

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  1. And where do they teach? - Bob on Sep 17
    1. Re: And where do they teach? - Nat on Sep 18
    2. My wife is a teacher - BlueTrain on Sep 19
      1. Tenure - Nat on Sep 19
        1. Tenure? - BlueTrain on Sep 19
          1. Re: Tenure? - Nat on Sep 19
        2. Re: Tenure - Bob on Sep 19
          1. Re: Tenure - Nat on Sep 19
            1. We Disagree Then - Bob on Sep 19
              1. Re: We Disagree Then - Nat on Sep 19
                1. The Human part of the equation - Bob on Sep 19
                  1. Philosophy - Nat on Sep 19
                    1. Yes, Philosophy - Bob on Sep 20
                      1. Old story - BlueTrain on Sep 20
                        1. "But one cannot give a moral aspect to it. It is business." - Bob on Sep 20
                          1. Re: "But one cannot give a moral aspect to it. It is business." - BlueTrain on Sep 20
                            1. Business Decisions - Bob on Sep 21
                  2. The human part can be ignored - BlueTrain on Sep 20
     
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