December Public Forum Topic

November 25, 2009

Resolved: That merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant component of K-12 teacher compensation in United States public schools.

Resource Articles:

Pros & Cons of Merit Pay for Teachers

ERIC Digest: Merit Pay

Urban Institute Study of Merit Pay Systems

No Merit to Merit Pay

Pair Merit Pay: School Choice

The Problem with Merit Pay

The Good & Bad of Teacher Merit Pay

Bonus Pay Unmerited

Merit Pay Won’t Solve Class Size

Thanks to http://quakeragitator.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/dear-mr-president/ for the above image.


  1. This website doesn’t have credible sources, but it gives some good ideas on what to say back to some con arguements. It might be worth looking at.


  2. I really didn’t like this topic at first, but after doing all the research on it I’m starting to like it. See, at first I agreed with the con, but I didn’t really like the con case. If that makes any sense at all. Now, after researching, I both agree with the pro and really like the pro case. I love it when that happens.

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