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Merit pay for teachers: Bonus time!

Donavan Thomas New Jersey, bonus pay. Teachers can now earn up to $12,000 in annual bonuses: $5,000 for achieving good results, up to $5,000 for working in poorly performing schools, and up $2,500 for teaching a hard-to-staff subject. Newark will be one of the largest school districts in the country to offer bonuses.

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  • Donavan Thomas

    I think this is a good start but I have reservations b/c again, teachers get screwed! Everyone knows that "bonus pay" is taxed at a higher rate, therefore the net effect from this bonus for teachers is less money for more work. What they should do is add this to the teachers' regular pay and then it will be more beneficial for teachers.