ERIC Number: EJ707130
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
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Redesigning Work and Compensation to Fit NCLB: A Superintendent's Proposal for Addressing Today's Pressing Site-Level Leadership and Instructional Needs
Dale, Jack D.
School Administrator, v61 n9 p19 Oct 2004
In this article, the author asks, what will it take to create and support a core teacher workforce in school systems that now must be redesigned for the high-stakes assessment environment of No Child Left Behind? School systems were beginning to address this question just as high stakes and high standards were being mandated across the nation. At the same time poverty rates were increasing, racial achievement gaps were static, teacher union demands for fair compensation were becoming more strident and resources were being reduced. Our teacher workforce solutions nationwide tend to be on the margins. We negotiate additional stipends, per diem rates of pay, workshop rates of pay, curriculum rates of pay and other methods of adding bits of time and compensation. We work on the margins simply because we have not created a compelling vision of a new teacher compensation system. Our current systems never will change unless we create a focused effort to do so.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Unions, Teacher Associations, High Stakes Tests, Standards, Compensation (Remuneration), Leadership, Superintendents, Teacher Salaries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001