Minneapolis teachers approve Q comp pay plan

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  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 9:51 PM

The union approved the Q Comp proposal, which should bring millions in state funding into the school district.

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jarlmnOct. 1, 1310:23 PM

Perish the thought that the Teacher's Mafia or any other public union goons should be paid for performance or any other accountability measure. That's just for us private sector peons....

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perfectstormOct. 2, 13 6:46 AM

Yes, perish. Also perish the thought that the method used is subjective, fluctuates more with grade level achievement factors beyond teacher control, and awkwardly measures success. Further perish the idea that teacher deserve compensation simply for hard-work, and that we need to give monetary incentives to encourage teachers to teach, when they are already grossly underpaid. Further, more dollars are wasted with meetings, administrative costs and state government costs... and that it forces teachers to work toward a specific goal versus a variety of goals and achievements... but hey, you must love more government more that I.

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ajnaguyOct. 2, 13 7:13 AM

Okay, they voted FOR Q-comp. And you're STILL complaining? MPS will now expand its lineup of teacher 'evaluators' (read: middle management), most of which are teachers (or TFA 'volunteers') who couldn't hack it in the classroom in the first place. What a victory for the children.

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odinmanOct. 2, 13 8:30 AM

@perfectstorm-"they are already grossly underpaid" **** Really? So an average of 50k for 9 months work (along with multiple holidays during the school year) is grossly underpaid? And this doesn't even include the cadillac benefits. I'm not saying that teachers deserve a decent, professional salary but saying they are "grossly" underpaid is a stretch.

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bluebird227Oct. 2, 1311:28 AM

odinman--I'd like to hear what you think teachers should earn. Are you saying no teacher should make over $50K?

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frommychairOct. 3, 13 1:37 AM

There are two types of teachers -elementary teachers and secondary teachers - and, in general, these two groups vote very differently. Elementary teachers are usually easily intimidated by authority figures and tend to cave in no matter what just to keep their jobs. Secondary teachers are a group with more independent voices who stand up to administrators. Sadly, elementary teachers far outnumber the secondary teachers. I'd like to see a breakdown of the vote on this issue. I'd bet the elementary teachers caved in.

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