Thursday, April 21, 2016

Postlewait Saves CCSD from Bridge to Nowhere

Ask an experienced teacher: was Superintendent McGinley's pay-for-performance BRIDGE program going to work? If she had started  with teachers' opinions, she could have saved us the trouble.

To be fair to McGinley, the program was practically rammed down the throats of many school districts looking for grants under Obama's Department of Education. Not only was it a waste of millions, but if continued it would have cost the district millions more of its OWN money.

Let's be realistic. It's not the teachers, stupid.

On the other hand, now that more high-paying careers beckon to female college graduates, it is time to revamp teacher pay completely.

Does anyone have the nerve to make that happen? Here in South Carolina where no teachers' union exists should be a good place to start.

Hire teachers just as if they were bank employees, etc. Trash the pay schedules and let principals and parental input decide who gets raises and who gets fired.

It's not rocket science.

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