The twists and turns of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' push for teacher performance pay are generating questions from employees, parents and taxpayers. Here's a primer on keeping up.
To read the bill N.C. Rep. Ruth Samuelson introduced this week to give the CMS board authority to revise teacher pay and evaluations, click here. Note: The part about money is confusing. Superintendent Peter Gorman said it's supposed to indicate that CMS does not expect extra money but also does not expect to be penalized financially for taking this approach. He said it may need clarification.
To read the 2007 law that authorized performance-pay pilots, along with details of the CMS plan that won approval, click here for a state report.
To read questions about testing and performance pay submitted by Gorman's Teacher Advisory Commmittee, with adminstration responses in red type, click here.
To see a new CMS publication explaining all the tests students take, click here.
To see Gorman's video report on testing and teacher effectiveness sent to CMS employees this week, click here.
CMS has extensive reports on its own pay plan and performance pay elsewhere archived here.