Mercenary solution

The N&O discusses premium teacher pay in Guilford County:

If that solution seems mercenary to some, that’s unfortunate. The future of thousands of North Carolina youngsters hang in the balance, and this is a perfectly reasonable attempt to address a well-known problem….

It makes sense that better pay for teachers will result in better-educated students, but a careful tracking of progress at the 22 schools should show whether the $2 million experiment actually works. That will be useful information not just for Guilford County residents and taxpayers, but to educators across the state and to legislators, who set the education agenda.

Sam Hieb / Contributing Editor

Sam Hieb is freelance journalist from Greensboro, North Carolina. He is a contributing editor for Carolina Journal and for Piedmont Publius, a blog that focuses on political a...

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