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
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)
A Florida food service worker and AFT member was one of the witnesses at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Budget Committee on the minimum wage and other economic issues affecting individuals, families and communities.
In her latest column appearing in the New York Times, AFT President Randi Weingarten urges lawmakers to strengthen the rungs on America's ladder of opportunity.
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