Yesterday, Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue unveiled his proposal for paying teachers on how well they teach instead of how long they have been teaching and how many degrees they earn. Perdue said that "most teachers" like his idea and that education organizations who are skeptical of the governor’s proposal should listen more closely to their members.
One aim of the bill is to improve student performance by rewarding the educators who influence it the most. Under the proposal, teachers judged the most effective could earn as much as high school football coaches, according to Perdue.
Perdue has been criticized by some educators for drafting the bill in "secrecy". In response to that claim, Perdue says that the bill is now before the General Assembly and can be debated openly.
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