It’s looking like the Wisconsin Legislature will soon reform teacher salaries.
It’s long overdue. For nearly a century, teacher salaries have been based on years of service and advanced degrees, neither of which correlates with teacher quality. Performance is what counts, so performance is what should be rewarded.
Giving higher salaries to teachers who improve student performance is akin to capitalism. Giving the same salary to teachers regardless of performance is akin to socialism. Capitalism works; socialism doesn’t. Just ask China.
Wisconsin is doing the right thing. Other states should follow suit.