Should teachers get paid more for learning new skills or using new teaching strategies?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 1, 2005
“Yes. My mom is a teacher and she kept going to school to increase her skills. It seems to have paid off. Students always come up to her and tell her how much she meant to them as a teacher.”
“Yes, they should. If we expect teachers to learn new things, we should give them an incentive to do so.”
“I think so, if they undergo a significant amount of training that is applicable to the classroom.”
“It depends if that opportunity is available to all of the teachers who want it. If they show that they are using those skills, then I think they should.”