Sunday, February 13, 2005

Schwarzenegger v. California Tearchers Assoc.

Governor Schwarzenegger in a radio address yesterday proposed that teachers pay be tied to their performance.
The governor's two minute, 17 second address called for voters to support his proposed constitutional amendment linking teacher pay to merit rather than tenure."We spend almost half of the state's budget on education and still many of our kids are failing or dropping out," Schwarzenegger said. "To support the kids and the teachers, we need to do more."

He said the current system "does not allow us to reward good teachers."
The California Teachers Association wasn't available for comment yesterday but they will oppose it vigorously. It will be interesting to see how they defend their position.

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