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To believe that only

To believe that only teachers teach for pay is ridiculous. First our pay increase steps have been frozen for 5 years and during that time the cost of living has increased 15% resulting in many leaving the profession. Pay for performance in the way it is written only encourages competition between teachers which ultimately hurts students. Good teachers welcome accountability because they are getting the job done, BUT accountability must be fair, it must be based on individual student growth. If that was the criteria there would be no reason to teach to a test because students would be assessed on what they learned. What I would like to ask of you and all those making comments is this: how many hours have you volunteered in a public school this school year? How many times have you been to a parent conference or a PTO meeting to show your support for public education? Please participate and investigate first hand before passing judgment.

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