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shadyM
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Nails
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13 Points

Merit pay based on student achievement should be a significant part of K-12 teacher compensation

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/13/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,957 times Debate No: 10115
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shadyM

Con

I will let my opponent go first as I am arguing for the Con
Nails

Pro

I advocate making Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) [1] a significant part of K-12 teacher compensation. It is a form of merit based pay that assesses how much a student has improved since last year. This allows us to be sure teachers are actually teaching. The source I provide talks largely about ensuring accountability for schools, and I contend that we can use the same accountability to ensure quality teachers.

I'll let CON attack this first so that we will have an equal amount of rounds to debate, then defend AYP in my next 2 speeches. I will end with a single question for CON to answer in the next round:

What alternative system of teacher compensation would you propose to ensure that schools have the most educated teachers?

[1] http://www.ed.gov...
Debate Round No. 1
shadyM

Con

shadyM forfeited this round.
Nails

Pro

What a shame. After CON's last rebuttal (or lack, thereof) I would posit that not only should we give teachers merit based pay, but we should give debaters merit based pay also. This might encourage people like my opponent to stop posting debates and not following up on them. The problem is rampant.

Of the 16 total debates I've had, 5 had forfeits.

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Debate Round No. 2
shadyM

Con

shadyM forfeited this round.
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Pro

I didn't even realize that this was the December Public Forum resolution when I accepted this. I just figured it out at this Saturday's debate tournament.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Zetsubou 7 years ago
Zetsubou
You knew it was a alt, don't lie.
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