Sorry if it seemed like I was picking on you; I was making a general comment inspired in part (but not totally) by your post. I applaud you for wanting the best for your kids. I recognize that neither you nor any parent can change the unfair system we have, only work it the best you can. :Respec:Also I’m not sure if there’s an illusion that I’m in a “high-income suburb,” but just to clarify, median family income in my district was $55k in the last census, and enough of our district qualifies for Federal reduced-price lunch that the entire district qualifies.
I'm not sure why it would be different than any other job? It will always be subjective and based on a combination of outcomes, considering the circumstances, and evaluations.Because there's no way to equitably decide "merit."
I would like to see school districts have power to pay more to teach the "difficult" classes, and/or to award bonuses to teachers who produce exceptional outcomes. Especially in areas like special education, I've seen the really good teachers be 20x as effective as the ordinary ones. Yet get paid the same or less than the teachers mailing it in on the "easy" classes.
Wow. Did not think that would even comply with fire code.....The windows in my school do not open. And there are minimal doors in the building as it is a three story building.