Friday, April 9, 2010

Berformance Bonuses for Teachers

  Pay for performance, does that also mean if you do not perform to set standards you do not get paid ?                Simple solution: The ability to fire a bad teacher! 
Some teachers, like Trenise Duvernay, who teaches math at Alice M. Harte Charter School in New Orleans, want to be rewarded for helping students succeed. Duvernay is eligible for $2,000 a year or more in merit bonuses based on how well her students perform in classroom observations and on achievement tests.
"It's a reward for doing what we all have a passion to do anyway - making sure our kids master the skills they need in order to be successful," Duvernay said.
Other teachers, like Debra Gunter, a middle school math teacher in Cobb County, Ga., say teachers can't control which kids walk into their classrooms.


  1. Well, I can predict with confidence that Debra Gunter WILL NOT be getting any performance bonuses.

    She's part of the problem.

  2. I remember a story from my youth from a gentleman who ran a large teen camp. He told of kids who came to him and said so and so is doing a good job and should probably get a raise. His comment was simple, "I'm paying them to do nothing less then a good job" We're at a place now in our society that many feel they need a reward, a bonus or a raise when in their estimation they are doing a great job. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for bonus and pay raise but it's the mind set I'm addressing. Good Post

  3. Crucis
    Yes she is part of the problem, and she still can do her best job to teach her class and earn her pay check.

  4. Dean O
    Thank you. Every one has a job to do and every job is important, some jobs even pay money and with some jobs there is a price to pay.


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