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    Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    Simple question. Maybe a simple answer.

    Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    If so, why?
    If not, how would you revamp the salary schedules if you were in charge?


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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Simple question. Maybe a simple answer.

    Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    If so, why?
    If not, how would you revamp the salary schedules if you were in charge?
    Their salaries should be based entirely on merit. Not on years of experience, or advanced degrees, or anything else. We pretty much have the worst possible system right now. Paying people the same regardless of performance (and making it impossible to fire the worst performers) pretty much guarantees that we'll get mediocrity.
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    They should have a base salary, but have that go up based on experience and merit.

    (though I'm not sure how you could work out if they merit the merit bonus or not)
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    No, teacher's salaries should not be based solely on experience and education. They should also be based on merit. How to judge that merit, however, is quite difficult.
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Simple question. Maybe a simple answer.

    Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    If so, why?
    If not, how would you revamp the salary schedules if you were in charge?
    of course not that would be totally stupid

    Teachers should be paid based on many things experience is only ONE

    Experience
    Education
    Results
    Performance

    these should be the foundation and startinf point
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    What would "merit" look like? It's hard to quantify teaching styles.

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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    No way! Some of the very best teachers are new fresh outta college
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    Teachers in Illinois are FAR overpaid. WAAAAAY overpaid. NO pension! And they should be paid per MONTH. To me their yearly pay based on 9 months of service should be no more than $40K. PLUS they should pay for their health insurance like the rest of America. 20% of their pay should go to health insurance. These people dont do it because they LOVE it (for the most part). They do it because of the AWESOME pay, pension, benefits and 3 months off. And its a fairly EASY JOB!!!!!!
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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

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    Re: Should teachers be paid purely based on years of experience?

    Merit pay is two-fold. You get extra pay, or not, based upon proving academic progress of your students that year. Standardized tests do that. Plus you can add on a parental rating component, where the parents give their child's teacher a numerical ranking, as well.

    And you also standardize tests for teachers, whether performance-based thru classroom observation, written testing, or a combo of both. These would be an every three or five year offering.

    It's about student improvement first, teacher improvement second.

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