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Oregon City School District Walks Away From $2.54 Million Grant For Performance Pay

Education Funding

First Posted: 10/24/11 06:03 PM ET Updated: 12/24/11 05:12 AM ET

The Oregonian:

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical concerns over performance-based pay.

When the district won the money in September 2010 through a group application with six other districts and the non-profit Chalkboard Project, Oregon City's union and administration at first insisted they could devise a way to tap the federal government's "Teacher Incentive Fund" without offering merit-based pay incentives.

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