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Washington Wants Good Teachers

I guess Washington just shot to the top of the States To Move To When California Splits Along The San Andreas And Merges With The Pacific list:

Many people will argue the problem with teacher salaries is that they are too low to attract and keep good teachers. That may be true. But the types of pay reforms outlined by Washington Learns recognize a deeper problem: the failure of the current system to make distinctions among teachers who have specialized skills, who accept difficult job assignments, or who are more effective in the classroom.

This also in: the upward trend of teacher SAT scores and general aptitude will both reach a carrying capacity if we can't offer them better incentives.

[both via Jacobs]

3 Responses to “Washington Wants Good Teachers”

  1. on 22 Dec 2007 at 3:18 pmKen

    Hi Dan-

    Do you have a link or source to the claim that “WA just shot to the top of the States to Move to…”
    I’m a Washington State teacher and this is news to me…
    How about a source for the quote “Many people will argue the problem with teacher salaries….”

    thanks
    -Ken in Seattle

  2. on 22 Dec 2007 at 5:23 pmBill Fitzgerald

    @Ken — the link for the quote is http://joannejacobs.com/2007/12/21/smart-pay-for-teachers/

    Cheers,

    Bill

  3. on 22 Dec 2007 at 6:12 pmdan

    Thanks for picking up my slack, Bill.

    This posting-from-the-road thing is not for me.