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Trustees split over teacher bonus plan
Biggest rewards would go to those in poorer schools where scores rise
— reported by the Houston Chronicle1
Houston school board trustees were divided Thursday over a plan to pay bigger cash bonuses to teachers who boost test scores among low-income students than teachers who do the same in more affluent schools.
A growing number of business-minded education reform advocates favor merit pay for educators, though teachers’ unions almost universally oppose the idea. Only a few public school systems nationally have tried linking a portion of teachers’ paychecks to their students’ test scores and there is little research to prove whether such incentives work.