1) "People take money every day for things I would not do… there are people that are paid to be assassins. Sometimes it’s just not worth the sacrifice you would have to make for the money." – Metro Nashville Education Association President Jamye Merritt, explaining why her union opposes performance pay. (January 7 Tennessean)The quote comes from a Tennessean article titled "Metro may test teacher bonuses" which discusses the rejected Nashville Alliance Award Initiative and Vanderbilt's National Center on Performance Initiatives plan.
In the pockets of teachers AND STAFF, btw. A disputed vote by MNEA members (nearly half of our teachers aren't members) kept everyone's pockets empty.
Last fall, the association passed on a $400,000 donation that would have put up to $6,000 extra in the pockets of
and Alex Green elementary schoolteachers. Any changes to Metro teacher salary or compensation need approval by a majority of the union’s members. Inglewood
Association President Jamye Merritt said the money was rejected because the terms of the gift were unclear, and teachers didn’t know what expectations they would need to meet.
“People take money every day for things I would not do ... there are people that are paid to be assassins,” she said. “Sometimes it’s just not worth the sacrifice you would have to make for the money.”