Merit Pay on the Radio

WRNI’s Elisabeth Harrison includes Tiverton in her radio review of the notion of merit pay. A national expert suggests that longevity and such are not effective, but that the formula for a mert-based system hasn’t been perfected, yet. I’m encouraged, though, to hear that Education Commissioner Deborah Gist is on the page that I consider to be the correct one:

We have a system that is investing in our educators in ways that doesn’t show that it’s directly going to get us the results that we want. So, what I’m interested in doing is having systems in our state where teachers move up in a salary scale based on their performance.

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