Applications for New Awards; Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program
Purpose of Program: The purpose of TSL is to assist States, local educational agencies, and nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, improve, or expand comprehensive performance-based compensation systems or human capital management systems for teachers, principals, and other school leaders (especially for teachers, principals, and other school leaders in high-need schools) who raise student academic achievement and close the achievement gap between high- and low-performing students. In addition, a portion of TSL funds are dedicated to study the effectiveness, fairness, quality, consistency, and reliability of performance-based compensation systems or human capital management systems for teachers, principals, and other school leaders. . .
Results from the TIF program have varied across and within the portfolio of five cohorts of TIF grantees, comprised of over 140 grantees that received a total of about $2 billion in grant awards. Successful TIF grantees implemented comprehensive efforts to help teachers and principals learn and grow throughout their professional trajectories. Successful TIF grantees also considered recruitment, induction, support and career development, and growth and leadership opportunities aligned with the LEA’s overall improvement strategy; and they used multi-measure evaluation systems to inform the development of innovative incentives and structures that support teachers’ and principals’ growth and advancement. LEAs also used TIF funds to develop their cadre of leaders.
Our federal government spent $2 billion dollars to help teachers and principals learn and grow. These funds were concentrated in high-need schools.
What is the “incentive” for these teachers and principals to actually raise student achievement in “high-need” schools their children do not attend?
If the government truly wanted to raise student achievement in high-need schools they would spend $2 billion dollars providing the children who attend these schools with a developmentally appropriate, Arts based, experiential education that is concentrated on discovering, developing, and directing their gifts and talents towards becoming leaders who will be dedicated to performing their best in whatever profession they choose, leaders who do not need to be incentivized to do their job.
Educate children to be leaders not adults who should be.
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