Parents and teachers know that high-stakes testing hurts students. To roll back testing, Georgia must unlink testing from educator evaluation and compensation.
The proposed overhaul of teacher compensation isn’t about merit pay; school districts already can offer merit pay. It’s about basing teacher pay on test scores. This is bad for teachers and worse for students. Students deserve to learn academic content and to develop as critical and creative thinkers from teachers who are focused on student instructional needs rather than on how that student may affect their pay.
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