BLUE STATE POLL SUPPORTS MERIT PAY FOR TEACHERS
Conservative reformers in the State Senate have been fighting to raise teacher pay based on performance and student achievement instead of tenure. And that idea enjoys wide public backing even in the bluest of blue states, California.
According to the LA Times poll, ”77% of voters said it was important to base teacher pay on a range of measures, including student achievement, classroom observation and parent feedback; 64% said student progress on tests and achievement should be important factors.” (LA Times)
That’s a clear signal voters want real reform to improve education. Is everyone in the North Carolina Legislature listening?