Meritorious? | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Meritorious?

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2006 at 6:08 AM

Rogers teachers are split on a merit pay project and no wonder. Apply for the money now, find out later how it's structured, if there's a rational system to the reward mechanism, if there's even a meaningful way to judge relative student outcomes. The school board will go ahead anyway. It's the flavor of the day and in high favor with people who count.

And not to worry that the idea is ineffective. The Walton School of Merit Pay, Charter Schools, School Vouchers and Union Busting at Walton University in Fayetteville stands ready to provide a report that these program work splendidly, particularly if they are Walton-financed projects in Little Rock. The story in the Morning News articles mention that the merit pay advocates at Fayetteville will release in January a report on the LR merit pay experiment. Whatever happened to the idea of having an objective party evaluate that program?


Favorite

Comments (11)

Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-11 of 11

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

Readers also liked…

Slideshows

  • Arkansas vs Ole Miss at War Memorial stadium in Little Rock, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. After leading for much of the game, Arkansas lost 37-33 when Ole Miss scored the game winning Touchdown with less that 2 minutes left. 
  • Margaret Clark Adventure Park
    New sculptures, preschoolers play area dedicated in Riverfront Park in Little Rock.

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation