Increase Pay for Teachers and Principals

President Obama made the following promise:

"So let's make a promise right now that if you're a teacher or a principal doing the hard work of educating our children, we will reward that work with the salary increase that you deserve." — 7/5/07, Philadelphia

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Updated: January 15, 2009

Duncan Supports Linking Performance To Pay

Education nominee Arne Duncan supports raising teacher pay, he said at his confirmation hearing, but wants to tie raises to performance. He started a performance-pay program in Chicago with funds from the Education Department.

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