Is Teacher Pay the Answer?


A new NYC charter school and its hefty 6-figure pay checks have everybody buzzing.

The recent announcement of the initial eight-member teaching faculty of the new The Equity Project School (TEP) in New York City has elicited comment from pundits and teachers alike.
This unique charter school is experimenting with choosing the very best master teachers and paying them an annual salary of $125,000, to see whether it can reduce the achievement gap between low-income students and their middle-class peers. Reading about TEP, I couldn’t help but play the part of Devil’s Advocate, er... Devil’s Scientist.