From NBC's Domenico Montanaro
DES MOINES -- Performance-based pay
Dodd: Does not support performance based pay. Wants to reform No Child
Left Behind and put in incentives to get teachers into inner-city
Obama: Obama told the National Education Association at their
convention that he is for performance-based pay. I think we can
implement a performance-based system. It has to be developed with
teachers. Teachers across the board have to be paid more. He cited his
sister who's a teacher.
Clinton: Wants school-based incentive pay, not necessarily incentive pay for individual teachers.
Richardson: He's not for merit pay. He wants to raise the teacher salaries. He has said the base should be $40,000.
Gravel: For merit-based pay
Kucinich: 15% cut in Pentagon budget. To put to use for universal pre-K. Let's put the money there. I know where to get it and I'm willing to take that action.
Biden: Cited wife who's a teacher. The last thing you want to judge how good a teacher is is the people who run the school – administrators, principals. Pay the best performing students.