Teacher Pay System Students Deserve


The new TeacherSolutions(SM) released the report, Performance-Pay for Teachers: Designing a System that Students Deserve. The report contains radical changes from traditional teacher compensation packages, including:

• Rewarding small teams of teachers who raise student achievement together;

• Rewarding teachers who accept challenging assignments in high-needs schools and strengthen connections between school and community; and

• Redesigning pay systems so that teacher success, not seniority or graduate degrees, determines maximum teacher pay.

TeacherSolutions is an initiative of the Center for Teaching Quality. Center priorities include improving student learning through teacher leadership, conducting practical research and raising public awareness about what must be done to ensure that every student in America has a qualified, well-supported and effective teacher.

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Robert Heiny
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in [I]The Encyclopedia of Education [/I](1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for [I]TuxReports[/I].com.