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TEACHERS: Base pay on performance

All of the discussion of teacher and principal pay during the recent Tacoma teachers’ strike and since has missed a critical point: Pay should reflect performance.

Americans pay more per student than any other country to have our children educated, yet we are not getting nearly what we pay for. Using baseball as an analogy, we are equivalent to the Yankees in paying our “players,” yet we are akin to the Cubs or Mariners in resulting performance.

We are not only failing our children, but we are failing America, since our nation has been experiencing severe shortages of graduates in

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