Michigan lawmakers debate teacher performance pay - WNEM TV 5

Michigan lawmakers debate teacher performance pay

Posted: Updated:
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

Michigan teachers' performance would play a bigger role in the amount they get in their paychecks under a proposal being debated in the Republican-controlled state House.

A bill recently debated in the House Education Committee would make teacher job performance the primary factor in determining pay. It would render meaningless years on the job and some advanced degrees.

Under current law, job performance only has to be one factor in teacher pay, along with the number of years in the classroom and achievement of advanced degrees.

Supporters argue that moving away from a system that rewards seniority will improve teachers and benefit students. But opponents worry the policy could cause competition among teachers.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.

  • Fast Feedback

  • Do you think teacher's pay should be based on performance?

  • Thank you for participating in our poll!

Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow CNN
All content © 2014, WNEM; Saginaw, MI. (A Meredith Corporation Station) and WorldNow. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.