Eye on Education

Performance Pay for Teachers Was a Big Deal Twenty Years Ago

Education Week’s interactive timeline digs into the publication’s archives to show the sweep of education policy changes through the years, from the Reagan era on forward. One example, from May 1983:

“A dramatic move by President Reagan to “seize the educational initiative” has made teacher pay central in a partisan political debate and has prompted the two leading national teachers’ unions to modify their longstanding opposition to the concept of linking teacher pay to performance.”


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