Argument: Merit pay focuses teachers on measures over their passion

Issue Report: Merit pay for teachers


“Top Ten Reasons Why Merit Pay for Teachers Is a Terrible Idea”. Education Portal. July 10th, 2007: “7. The Definition of ‘Merit’ is Too Broad … Every performance based pay program for teachers that is currently in effect works differently. Some programs allow teachers to up their pay for things that don’t truly help students-like filling out paperwork-rather than things that can be less easily measured. It makes the idea of merit less meaningful for an individual who most likely became a teacher to help students.”