In a recent opinion piece, 2003 National Teacher of the Year Betsy Rogers argues that the traditional teacher-compensation system is unfair and ultimately harmful to schools. Referencing new recommendations made by the TeacherSolutions group (of which she is a member), Rogers says that teachers' salaries should be determined in part by their level of initiative and their success in helping students learn.
What's your view? How should teachers' pay be determined? How best can teachers' performance be judged for compensation purposes? What role can teachers play in redesigning school-compensation systems?