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I think that "merit based pay" must be used carefully. Imagine, for a moment, a teacher in a largely ESL (English as a second language) district that has poor standardised test scores, not because they are a bad teacher or have poor students, but because many of the students have trouble with basic skills like reading.
How should this teacher be compensated? Their job is likely harder than it would be for teachers in an English speaking district, and learning tools and smaller classes would help tremendously. In a merit based system, this teacher would lose pay and possibly even resources - the opposite of what would work!
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