A few facts for the ones who believe the ilk like Rhee.
Merit pay has shown NOT to work. if it worked, wouldn't teachers WANT more pay? Shows how it is a scam to make it look like they run schools like businesses, but really, they want to rig it so nobody gets the big money. They have no control over their class sizes, supply chains, work load or tests, but hey, they can make big bucks? Kiss me first before you do that again.
Think carnies on the State Fair Midway.
If you look at the way Pay for Performance is rigged, anything less than PERFECT ---read that---- anything less than 100% observable, all the time--- will automatically knock the teachers out of contention.
Want to bet they will find a day, any day, out of 180, when the teacher is not at 100%, and ALL kids are not on task? Yeah, read me another story.
The CEI's have been proven to be unreliable, and the tests they are based on, the ACPs, are not greatly written, nor are they even close to covering a semester's work. They are usually skewed in one area, and leave gaping holes. Somehow, they will get ALL seniors to take the SAT or ACT,. Who is paying for that? Taxpayers. Talk about a waste of money.