Tuesday, September 28, 2010

On Merit Pay- a summary of Montgomery County.

Merit Pay.  Here.   Here.  Here. And even here.
In Montgomery County the budget is dire.   Maybe it's too early to say it, but I can't see how MCPS teachers escape furloughs in the 2010-2011 school year.   Meanwhile, MCPS is turning down Race to the Top money with the blessing of MCEA.   And MCEA continues to take this purely anti-merit based pay stance despite a lack of data to support a conclusionn one way or the other.

While money gets handed out to other districts in the merit pay experiment, the question is whether the MCEA- MCPS stance is coming at a high price for the employees it seeks to represent and employ.   While other districts face the prospects of raises and bonuses, MCPS is faced with the status quo or worse, furloughs.  

Who wins by standing up to the political maelstrom of merit pay?   

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