Date registered: Jul 2007
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Until we disconnect the government funding and the government provision of education services, I'm quite comfortable with leaving wages and benefits where they are. When we move to a voucher system and let the funding travel with the kids to a parent choice school, then I'd be open to rewarding teachers at a higher level based on competence and accomplishment. Unfortunately the current system, with some exceptions for charter schools, is union contract controlled and rewards mediocrity at the same level it rewards excellence. In general, pay for teachers is at the "market clearing" price--that's all we have to pay to get the teachers we need. There are very few Bret Favres.
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