In April, I blogged about a bill authored by Gloria Romero (D-Los Angeles) that would allow districts to pay math and science teachers more than their colleagues, as long as their respective teacher’s unions approved. (Read the entry here.)
Here’s an update for you: Gov. Schwarzenegger announced this morning that he signed SB 1660. That means that California law no longer requires all public school teachers in a district to be paid according to a uniform salary schedule.
The legislation seems to be an effort to recruit more math and science teachers to public school classrooms; lawmakers said the shortage could reach 33,000 in the next 10 years, and that was before the new eighth-grade Algebra I requirement.
Do you think OUSD should adopt an alternative salary schedule for these harder-to-staff disciplines? If it did, do you think it would bring more top-notch math and science teachers into the district?
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