Merit-Pay Issue Dominates School-Reform Debate

Toch, Thomas
June 1983
Education Week;6/15/1983, Vol. 2 Issue 38, p1
The article reports on the bill introduced by Governor Lamar Alexander to restructure the method of compensating teachers based on merit-pay instead of the single salary schedule in Tennessee. The merit-pay plan dominated school reform debates. Alexander said governors of 10 other states have expressed interest in replicating the plan. Advocates contend that the plan would encourage good teachers to do their best work and offers average ones to improve teaching.


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