where an experimental merit-pay program is working - parents, teachers and students were overjoyed yesterday that President Obama is on board. Principal Janet Heller and her mostly young and motivated educators said the merit pay is about showing respect for a job well done.
Just take a look at this astounding number: the percentage of students meeting math standards jumped to 71 percent from 39 percent the year before.
Holy cow! And all because of paying teachers $3000 extra a year. Imagine if it had been $4000!
I can't wait for this year's results when the numbers jump above 100%. I have an idea. Pay teachers 10 grand extra and watch 8th graders do calculus.