Many of you have already acknowledged that you did not enter the teaching profession for the salary. But how does an annual salary of $125,000 sound? A new magnet slated to open in 2009 will be paying its teachers just that, and the principal will earn $90,000, with the goal of one day being promoted to teacher.
The initiative is based on the theory that what really matters in a child’s education is the teacher! The goal is to attract the most qualified and brightest teachers in the nation.
The school will serve the middle grades, 5 through 8. All students must take two courses: Latin and music! Class size will be 30.
Okay, where is this school? It is in New York City's Washington Heights. The principal has already been selected. Recruitment of teachers is in process. Even if you are not interested in relocating to the Big Apple, do you think paying teachers over $100,000 is the best way to achieve excellence in education? Will expert teachers be able to significantly improve students' scholastic skills?
To read more about this innovative school, click on the link below, and also check the credentials sought in the school's teachers. Be sure to post your responses.
Information based on New York Times, March 7, 2008 article written by Elissa Gootman, “Charter Schools, Higher Pay.” Photo of Zeke M. Vanderhoek, creator of a charter school, due to open in 2009. Photo by Marilyn K. Yee of New York Times
Click on the hyperlink for the story. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/07/nyregion/07charter.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=march+7%2C+2008&st=nyt&oref=slogin
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