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What teacher pay might look like in an SB 6 world



We've heard a lot, in the abstract, about what future teacher salary schedules might look like if SB 6 becomes law. But here's something a little more concrete to chew on.

The following mock salary schedules were recently put together by the Florida Department of Education. They show what new pay scales might look like if teachers were paid on "effectiveness" rather than experience and degree level. The assumptions DOE used - 5 percent raises for "effective" teachers, and 10 percent for "highly effective" - seem pie-in-the-sky, but you can certainly get out your calculator and crunch your own, more modest assumptions.

For the models, click here, here and here.

This other model is also floating around, with perhaps more realistic assumptions of 4 percent raises for effective teachers and 6 percent for highly effective. Under that scenario, in a hypothetical district where starting pay is $39,000, a teacher with a bachelor's degree who is rated "effective" every year would be earning $54,877 in 10 years, compared to $41,110 under the existing salary structure.

Doesn't that sound good?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:57am]


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