America continues to fall behind other countries in academic performance. Why? I think it’s because we abuse teachers in this country. They are underpaid and overworked. I believe a solution to this problem is pay for performance in teaching. There is a growing push towards pay for performance for teachers. I read a great blog post this morning by Michael J. Corso, Ph.D. that discussed some simple measurements to which teachers could be held accountable. Dr. Corso Article
From my years of working with pay for performance in industry I believe if teachers can make %50 to %100 more for meeting simple criteria our education system will out perform any in the world.