The teachers unions worldwide are not known for their intelligence. In the UK this is being¬†shown¬†up with the union opposing government plans to introduce performance pay for teachers. Three quarters of teachers agree, but the union is still opposed:
Teachers are backing plans to stop underperforming colleagues receiving pay rises as part of a drive to improve classroom standards, it emerged today.
More than three-quarters of school staff are in favour of linking salaries to performance in the classroom, figures show, despite widespread opposition to the move from unions.
Almost half of teachers questioned said pay rises should be determined by pupils‚Äô results, it was revealed.
The disclosure ‚Äď in a survey from the Sutton Trust charity ‚Äď comes just days after it emerged that the Department for Education has written to the body charged with reviewing teachers‚Äô salaries in England, asking it to strengthen the link between performance and pay.MPs on the Commons Education Select Committee have also supported the move, saying that changes are needed to stop the worst teachers ‚Äúhiding‚ÄĚ behind a rigid national salary structure.