Performance pay the standard?
Performance based pay could become the standard for all Texas teachers. Right now their salary is based on seniority. But some education reformers in Austin see the budget shortfall as an opportunity to change education across the state, starting with teacher pay. They say a performance based pay schedule could save state money and put more control back in the hands of school districts.
The proposed performance-based pay would not depend entirely on the test scores of students. It would be linked to teacher appraisals and professional development.