One of those classical moments when the government PR team can bury some bad educational news affecting Australian teaching resources. The furore and shenanigans surrounding the election of the Australian parliament speaker allowed a PR windows to announce the axing of the problematic teachers bonus scheme. A controversial, or highly skilled tactical move, depending on your viewpoint. Although the irritant cause in the pay structure, where good teachers are paid the sames bonus as poorer performing teachers has been removed, the controversial principle of merit pay based on length of service is retained . more…
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