Frederik Dutoit

Gent, Belgium

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Frederik Dutoit
Posted almost 2 years ago
What do you think of merit-based pay for teachers?
I doubt that many people would do the research needed to really make sure the school is solid. There are just too many variables in the equation, and way too many are subject to bias. It's just too easy to forget to check just 1 thing, that one thing you forgot has the potential to seriously diminish your chances of making a correct choice. And higher pay does not mean higher quality. Not in this world.
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Frederik Dutoit
Posted almost 2 years ago
What do you think of merit-based pay for teachers?
Money is a lousy motivator, too-big-to-fail banks and the bubble they created being a prime example. The resistance to change will make people want to cut corners, remember, the goal is more pay, not more quality. Even more so when you're in a tight shoe. Teachers need to learn ways to make their courses fun/interesting/challenging. In time, that will make teacher a more attractive career choice. It is a slow process but once it gains momentum it will fuel itself. Frederik