City Voices December 2006: Merit pay coming to a school near you?

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Chicago Public Schools recently won a $27 million grant to pilot a merit pay program that would pay teachers, in part, based on student improvement in test scores. Chicago will become the biggest district in the country to experiment with performance-based pay, in up to 40 schools over the next five years. Guests: Marilyn Stewart, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, and Carmita Vaughan, a director with CPS.