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Mid-South News
5:01 pm
Mon January 23, 2012

Teachers Nervous About Changes In Evaluations, Pay

As part of their work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the Memphis City Schools plan to change the way teachers are paid.
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Education reformers want to use more data to evaluate and pay teachers, and they’re making headway in Tennessee. Statewide teachers face a more involved evaluation this year, but that evaluation is making some teachers uncomfortable.

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Mid-South News
1:18 pm
Tue January 17, 2012

Memphis City Schools Plans To Remake Teacher Pay

As part of their work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation the Memphis City Schools plan to change the way teachers are paid.
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The way teacher pay works in Memphis and across U.S. is simple—teachers come in at a base salary (in Memphis it’s about $40,000 a year), and they get a raise every year, and teachers with master’s degrees and PhDs earn a little more. Supporters of this system say it is fair and equitable, but some education reformers and economists think the way we pay teachers in the U.S. is inefficient, and nationwide that’s where most of the money in public education goes.

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