Obama Lauds Prince George's Teachers Pay Plan
Maria Glod, the Post's sharp-eyed education reporter, noted that Democratic candidate Barack Obama brought up Prince George's County in his speech in Dayton yesterday. Obama praised the county for a pay-for-performance pilot program that rewards teachers for improving student performance.
According to the transcript, Obama said:
"And when our teachers succeed in making a real difference in our children's lives, we should reward them for it by finding new ways to increase teachers' pay across the board -- (applause) -- and to find ways to increase teachers' pay that are developed with teachers, not imposed on them. We can do this. From Prince George's County in Maryland to Denver, Colorado, we're seeing teachers and school boards coming together to design performance pay plans."
Both Obama and his Republican opponent, Sen. John McCain, will be campaigning in Virginia today. Obama will appear at a Norfolk high school and McCain with his running mate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, at a Fairfax park.
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