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Tackling Performance Pay

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Mister Teacher of Learn Me Good uses former NFL running back Ricky William’s pay-per-play contract to devise a unique performance-based pay plan for teachers:

Sign us on at some base salary -- let's say $25,000. But we can increase our take-home by documenting events from the following list. Teachers would get paid for every occurrence of the event, not just one time.

Staff meeting ........................................................................$200

Fire drill ..............................................................................$150

Being pulled out of class to
attend a meeting ...................................................................$500

Receiving a new child any day
after the first day of class ......................................................................$1,000

-- if they don't speak English .................................................................$2,500

And that's just the start of his list.

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Not a bad idea at all.

Don't forget to add:

Parent Phone call ....... $25 each

I have just fallen victim to this performance based who-ha. I scored a mere "satisfactory" this last qt. by a principal who graced my class for 30 minutes this year. This score precludes my participation in the program. My science FCAT scores were above the county and state level. Our county was the top performer in the state, and I outscored them as well. I say "I" since I am the only middle school science teacher and it was MY instruction and dedication that led them there. I will not get any $$ since I am a "satifactory" teacher, but the activities teachers can piggy-back onto my scores and claim my hard work and receive the bonus $$$. Many of them deserve it, but I feel I first should receive a piece of that pie.

I loved your blog! I never laughed so hard. I have to tell others about it. Great idea. I teach elementary, so I think whiping snotty noses should earn about $500, because I know I will have to go to the doctor the next week when I catch whatever he/she has.


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Congrats for your students earning those test scores. I agree that you should get a piece of the pie. Appeal the administrative judgment of "satisfactory." Let us know what happens. Keep up the good work.

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