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Opinion: Teachers unions should applaud merit pay initiatives

Why are teachers unions afraid or performance evaluations and merit based pay? None of the arguments offered in opposition commercial and literature holds water and many of the comments made about what Ohio Issue 2 (Senate Bill 5) will do are even correct, says Tara Dodrill for Yahoo! News. All of the unsafe working conditions and inability to negotiate on classroom size and related issues are false and really do not even deserve to be discussed anymore. Anyone who has actually bothered to read the bill already understands the scope and limitations of the pending fiscally responsible legislation. Performance evaluations, merit pay and annual bonuses awarded based on academic progress at the best thing which could happen to teachers…

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