The sense of Congress is that...

Teacher pay should be based upon qualifications and experience. Given the many factors that affect student achievement like the home environment, it is unfair to tie teacher pay to student performance.





The minority position is that teacher pay should be tied to student performance. Teachers whose students learn more should be paid more, and teachers whose students learn less should be paid less.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, June 20-June 23, 2010, N=290, margin of error +/-5.75%