Bryant proposes merit pay for teachers

By Bobby Harrison/Daily Journal

JACKSON – Gov. Phil Bryant on Friday unveiled a proposal to pay teachers based on student performance.
Under the proposal, local districts would have leeway in how to implement merit pay for teachers.
“It is time to start paying teachers for quality, not just longevity,” Bryant said.
The proposal requires legislative approval. It’s based on a Mississippi State University study.
State Board of Education Chairman Wayne Gann attended the press conference in which Bryant announced the proposal and said the board would be open to the idea but wants to study the details further.
Interim State Superintendent of Education Lynn House said she look forward to working with Bryant on the details.

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