- 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.
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.
“Tough questions about student results should be asked and answered. Will Texas effectively use each tax dollar to improve student outcomes?”