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ERIC Number: EJ867893
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9017
Georgia's Compensation Model: A Step in the Right Direction
Oppong, Nicholas; de Araujo, Zandra U.; Lowe, Laura; Marshall, Anne Marie; Singletary, Laura
Mathematics Educator, v19 n1 p3-7 2009
This article discusses House Bill 280 as a response to the state of Georgia's drastic need to recruit and produce highly qualified mathematics teachers. The bill attempts to address the shortage of fully certified secondary mathematics and science teachers by offering additional compensation to aide recruitment. The bill also provides incentives for elementary teachers to earn endorsements in mathematics or science. While House Bill 280 may provide some methods for the recruitment of highly qualified mathematics teachers by providing additional compensation, the question of how to retain such highly qualified teachers is still left unanswered. Exploring the evolution of the teacher pay models as well as endeavors in alternative forms of compensation inform the authors' discussion of House Bill 280. This understanding will provide a perspective in a critical evaluation of the bill and corresponding recommendations.
Mathematics Education Student Association, University of Georgia. 105 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-4194; Fax: 706-542-4551; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia