“Fighting Merit Pay” Chapter from Educational Courage (by NYCoRE members) in Washington Post

“You Want to Pay Me for What?!?”: Resisting Merit Pay and the Business Model of Education is a chapter written by NYCoRE core members Sam Coleman and Edwin Mayorga for the book Educational Courage: Resisting the Ambush of Public Education .

Excerpts of the chapter were posted by Valerie Strauss of the Washington Post in “The Answer Sheet” blog. The chapter tells the story of how Sam Coleman came to recognize how corporate-based reform was affecting what he did in the classroom and how he stopped a standardized test score-based merit pay  program at his school.

Check out the post:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2012/11/22/a-story-of-educational-courage/

Find out more info about the book Educational Courage here

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