Some Teachers Skeptical of Merit Pay
Friday, January 13, 2012 - 04:51 PM
The day after Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg made education the centerpiece of his State of the City Address, WNYC reporter Beth Fertig was a guest on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss a merit pay proposal for teachers and the impasse between the mayor and the teachers union over teacher evaluations.
Many callers echoed the sentiments of one woman who identified herself as a teacher from Queens.
"It's a nice idea on face value," she said about a merit pay system. "When you put it into practice I don't know if it's something that can be applied fairly."