With merit pay for teachers surging through political debates these days, detractors to the whole system might prefer keeping alternative methods of making sure teachers receive adequate compensation in mind. Some schools, cities, and states — even enterprising individuals — believe these strategies will address the issues associated with both the current system and the controversial merit pay alike. Whether or not they grow into the new norm elsewhere, or fizzle out over time remains to be seen, but for now let’s watch and see how things develop.

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Teachers' Day celebrations in Hwa Chong Instit...

Teachers' Day celebrations in Hwa Chong Institution (College Section). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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Shara has been active in the scientific community for over 30 years. She started as a member of the British Association of Young Scientists at the age of 15, obtained her first science degree at 21 and her Immunology PhD at 25. She has been a research scientist and lecturer in prestigious institutions around the world [including Addenbrookes' Hospital (Cambridge), The Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology (London), The Mount Sinai Hospital (New York) and The Royal Postgraduate Medical School (London)]. Shara left mainstream in 2001 research to follow her passion of science communication and established Euroscicon Ltd in 2001 and Mums in Science in 2005

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