The sense of Congress is that...

Teacher pay should be tied to student performance. Teachers whose students learn more should be paid more, in order to attract good teachers and improve accountability.

199

46%

236

54%

The minority position 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.

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Results calculated from Resurgent Republic survey data of self-identified independent voters, January 12-January 16, 2011, N=320, margin of error +/-5.5%