Under the proposal, the school system would establish two pay tiers, red and green, said the union members, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are confidential. Teachers in the red tier would receive traditional raises and would maintain tenure. Those who voluntarily go into the green tier would receive thousands of dollars in bonuses and raises, funded with foundation grants, for relinquishing tenure.Interesting idea, but I wonder if it'll float with the WTU.
Teachers in the green tier would be reviewed yearly and would be allowed to continue in their jobs only if they passed an evaluation and boosted students' test scores, the union members said.
Under Rhee's proposal, raises to the green tier would be more than the 19 percent increase over five years she is proposing for all teachers, the union members said.
Sunday, July 06, 2008
Rhee wants to trade tenure for cash
More drastic changes are being prompted by the Chancellor's office. This time the idea being floated is for teachers to trade tenure and seniorty for cash.