ERIC Number: ED489065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Focus on Teacher Pay and Incentives: 2005 Legislative Actions and Update on Salary Averages. Challenge to Lead Series
Gaines, Gale F.
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB)
As the largest part of K-12 spending, teacher pay is often the focus of deliberations during legislative sessions. Compensation is an important part of attracting and retaining high-quality teachers. Most teachers continue to be paid based primarily on years of experience and degree level, although some states tie a small portion of compensation to state priorities, such as raising student achievement, closing achievement gaps and ensuring that all children--regardless of where they attend school--have well-qualified teachers. This SREB report identifies 2005 legislative actions taken in Alabama; Arkansas; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; and West Virginia.
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Incentives, Teacher Effectiveness, State Legislation, Academic Achievement, State Action, Teaching Experience, Elementary Secondary Education
Southern Regional Education Board, 592 10th St. N.W., Atlanta, GA 30318-5776. Tel: 404-875-9211.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.