Merit Pay For Schools May Make The Grade In New Jersey

11/01/2011 01:41 pm ET | Updated Jan 01, 2012

TRENTON, N.J.--The leader of the New Jersey Senate said he won't stand in the way of a bill introducing merit pay into classrooms, so long as it singles out schools, not individual teachers, for achievement.

Senate President Stephen Sweeney told The Associated Press a merit pay bill that rewards schools for exceeding educational expectations could be debated before the Legislature recesses for the winter holidays.

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