Teacher merit pay system ‘unsustainable’ without changes

Feb 24, 2018 by

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Minutes after a renowned educational economist told state lawmakers that Dallas ISD’s work on teacher effectiveness could put Texas “at the top of the world” if replicated statewide, DISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa delivered a dampening dose of reality.

The nucleus of those efforts — its teacher evaluation and merit pay system — can’t continue in its current form because DISD doesn’t have the money, Hinojosa said. Changes must happen, and soon, for the 3-year-old program as DISD struggles to balance its innovations with looming budget woes, he said.

“We’re having to recalibrate this because it’s unsustainable going forward,” Hinojosa explained to the Texas Commission of Public School Finance on Thursday.

Source: Dallas superintendent: Teacher merit pay system ‘unsustainable’ without changes  | Education | Dallas News

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