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Want administrators to perform? Reward them



We've heard much talk about merit pay for teachers and rewards for students.

How about for school administrators?

A local Duval County nonprofit group called the Alliance for World Class Education has issued a report suggesting that Duval's district-level administrators and secretaries should be paid for their performance, too.

The idea that someone deserves a raise as an entitlement for having the job must go, Gloria Chandler, the study's chairwoman, told the Florida Times-Union. Folks need to earn their increases. And if someone gets demoted, the person's salary often should go down, too, the group said.

Chandler figured it would take "managerial courage" to put the recommendations into play. We'll be watching. Wonder if other Florida school district leaders will take note and consider the same "courage," too.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:51am]


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