Merit Pay Fallacies

The beginning salary for teachers in NSW public schools is not only above the typical salary for new graduates, but one of the highest starting salaries in Australia. On Thursday, Alabama Department of Education Superintendent Tommy Brice stated the division would recommend raising teacher salaries 5 percent. You work under a contract of employment with a fixed month-to-month salary and various rewards, such as paid annual leave. In the event of a class being cancelled, no payment is due – as opposed to the large schools who pay the teacher a fixed salary regardless of cancelled classes. The short also reveals one more critical point: the rigidity of the salary structure of teachers.

Within the final decade, government or state schools have become a major employer of native English speaking teachers. It’s relatively widespread and really profitable as students will expect to pay the teacher what they were paying the …