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Globe and Mail: Teacher pay should be linked to performance

September 9, 2013 — 

Rodney CliftonOn Sept. 9, The Globe and Mail ran a story about a a study written by Rodney Clifton, a professor emeritus in the Faculty of Education. The study argues that teacher salaries should be tied to the success of their students rather than their years in the profession.  The story quotes Clifton: “There is little doubt that to improve the education of public school students, the way teachers are recruited, educated, certified, hired, and tenured must be changed,” writes Rodney Clifton, a professor emeritus at the University of Manitoba and author of the report. “They must have incentives to work diligently at helping students achieve academically. School level administrators, in turn, must have incentives to help teachers teach the core subjects well and to help other school personnel make valuable contributions to the students’ academic achievement.”

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