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Teacher Pay

Research shows that effective teachers can significantly improve student results. If the goal is to attract and keep the best teachers possible, across-the-board raises aren’t the most effective way to do that. Across-the-board pay raises waste taxpayer resources by rewarding effective teachers along with ineffective teachers. What matters to students is how effectively that teacher can help them progress and reach their potential.

Recommendations

  • Pay for teachers should be reformed to allow great teachers to earn a great salary, not remain locked into a predetermined path that doesn’t take their achievements into account.

Talking points for liberty fighters

  • The current salary schedule implies that time spent is Texas’ chief priority to be rewarded, rather than value added. We must reverse that statement.
  • Research shows that effective teachers can significantly improve student results.

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