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ERIC Number: ED544369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Austin, Texas: An Educator/Business Collaboration in Support of Teacher Compensation Reform. Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality. Policy Brief
Committee for Economic Development
In its 2009 report "Teacher Compensation and Teacher Quality," the Committee for Economic Development urged business leaders to be active participants in school district deliberations about teacher compensation policies. The Committee for Economic Development (CED) noted that "business leaders can make the case to the public that current policies are inadequate" for the task of attracting talented individuals to the teaching profession and rewarding them for strong performance. CED pointed out that members of the business community can be forceful and knowledgeable "critical friends" for states and districts working to design, implement, evaluate, and refine new approaches. Businesses have had to adjust their own policies to build the workforces they need to meet the demands of a 21st century economy. They can offer valuable assistance to educators who are coming to recognize the importance of rethinking their own human capital policies in light of today's labor market realities and demands to raise student achievement. The example of how the Austin (TX) Chamber of Commerce has worked over several years with the Austin Independent School District (AISD) to plan and implement a new strategic compensation plan demonstrates how collaboration can help the two sectors better understand each other and work together to develop an important new policy initiative and build public support for it. It illustrates how a community of concerned stakeholders can work together to accomplish the common goal of ensuring that all AISD's students are successful.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Committee for Economic Development
Identifiers - Location: Texas