D.C. Program Ties Teacher Salaries to Student Test Scores

Monday, December 3, 2012

Parents and school boards across the country are debating whether to offer bonuses to teachers whose students do well on standardized tests.

We look at how the bonus is working in the first city to try the idea.

Tenth-grader Lennard Long attends a public high school in Washington, D.C., where his mom Leticia used to be frustrated that there were no teacher evaluations.

"Parents would say they didn't think [there were] good teachers, but you didn't have an idea why. They weren't evaluated and there wasn't anything for us to determine why," she said.

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