Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green wants to make teacher pay based on performance. An education proposal from the Congressman seeks to remove the current yearly salary increases many teachers receive, in favor of a system that rewards teachers who get results. Green says we need a system that recognizes the difference between bad and exceptional teachers.
Green's proposal also aims to expand the school choice program and make sure 70 cents of every dollar spent on education goes into the classroom. Green says that would mean an extra $300 million would head into schools.
Anson Kaye, a spokesman for Governor Jim Doyle's campaign, says Green's plan would choke schools off from the funding they need. Kaye says it would mean real cuts to schools that parents would not like at all.