Cleveland Mayor Asks State Budget Dealmakers To Adopt Teacher Merit Pay Plan

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a Democrat, is urging Republican legislative leaders to adopt language in the state budget bill creating a teacher merit pay system -- similar to one in Senate Bill 5, a controversial collective bargaining law Jackson has criticized as an attack on public workers. Jackson joined Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon and school board chair Denise Link in writing a letter asking Republican Gov. John Kasich and top legislative leaders to keep the merit pay language as well as a handful of other provisions in the state budget.
June 22, 2011

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, a Democrat, is urging Republican legislative leaders to adopt language in the state budget bill creating a teacher merit pay system -- similar to one in Senate Bill 5, a controversial collective bargaining law Jackson has criticized as an attack on public workers. Jackson joined Cleveland Schools CEO Eric Gordon and school board chair Denise Link in writing a letter asking Republican Gov. John Kasich and top legislative leaders to keep the merit pay language as well as a handful of other provisions in the state budget.

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