Performance pay for teachers

The NSW government is set to announce performance pay for teachers, predictably the teacher unions are having a sook about it. The unions never want performance pay, they exist to protect mediocrity:

Teacher salaries will be determined by performance instead of years of experience, the NSW government is expected to announce today.

As part of changes to give public schools more power over their budgets and how they choose teachers, principals will reportedly be able to use financial incentives to attract capable teachers from other areas.

But the NSW Teachers Federation has criticised the changes as unfair.

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Principals will be given control of 70 per cent of their budget, compared with the current 10 per cent, News Ltd reports.

The federation’s president, Maurie Mulheron, said that giving principals the “right to hire and fire” was a populist idea.

The changes were a dramatic setback for the system.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

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