Teacher Bonuses Misunderstood

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Baltimore Sun

Jan 14, 1:00 AM

Teachers get bonuses in some schools with lower suspension rates

The Baltimore school system is paying bonuses to teachers and administrators at struggling schools that reduce suspensions, drawing criticism from union leaders who say the program could provide a financial incentive to ignore problems and jeopardize school safety.

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Jan 15, 7:33 AM:

Baltimore performance bonuses, paid from fed funds, are used to reward teachers with good evaluations and attendance, but unions balk, mis-lead reporter to think it's all about curbing suspensions and article ensues.  Not accurate and doesn't account for union bias against any differential pay.

 

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