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The goal in Wauwatosa was to better attract and retain top-flight educators; the method was to change the way teachers are compensated.

A new compensation model, approved in February, calls for teachers to earn anywhere between $40,000 and $80,700 a year, based largely on their performance.

But teachers had concerns: Would principals alone determine the initial salary they'd start at in the new model? Did years of service matter at all anymore? Or was everything based on performance evaluations?...

Ken Notes: To do this we need to remove all the other hurdles like health care, retirement, how we conduct performance evaluations, and who are we educating. It does not help if the college bound are better prepared and the blue collar workers are not given the skills they need or vice versa...

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- - Volume: 2 - WEEK: 34 Date: 8/19/2014 12:49:35 PM -