We must always be on the lookout for education gimmicks, games and schemes.
Under merit pay, teachers would be pitted against one another in a high-stakes monetary game, encouraged to treat students and their education as playing cards in the race around the Monopoly board.
Any system that creates a competitive, rather than collaborative, school climate where students are viewed as part of the salary equation rather than as children who deserve the best possible education raises real concerns.
What makes sense is a career ladder program that provides extra pay for other assignments such as mentoring newer educators, earning advanced degrees or working in hard-to-staff schools.
Help us oppose any merit pay gimmick and send a message loud and clear that it's time for solutions, not more schemes.
NYSUT Executive Vice President
ALBANY, N.Y. April 21, 2014 — New York State United Teachers said today’s announcement that inBloom would shut down its operations demonstrated the power that parents and teachers hold when they work together and fight for what’s best for students.
In less than two years, 500,000 teachers, parents and others have used Share My Lesson, posting, downloading and rating classroom lessons and other teaching materials—making it the most sought-after, free online collection of lesson plans and other instructional resources.
The AFT, in partnership with the Albert Shanker Institute and the AFT Innovation Fund, is accepting applications for the second annual $25,000 Prize for Solution-Driven Unionism, which honors the most innovative, inspiring examples of collaborative work by our state and local affiliates.
June 13th at Red Wing Stadium
Sponsored in part by
“Rush-Henrietta Employees’ Association – Teachers’ Chapter”
**Fireworks after game**
- Food and drink specials
- Silent Auction (proceeds go directly to the Scholarship fund)