As lawmakers debate cutting $50 million in bonuses for national board-certified teachers, researchers at the University of Washington released a brief Wednesday that concludes the incentive program is failing to meet key goals.
The system was designed in part to attract the best teachers to the neediest schools and keep them there, but that isn’t happening, according to UW’s Center on Reinventing Public Education. The report concludes that the state should consider refining its bonus program because of these failures.
Gov. Chris Gregoire has proposed skipping the bonuses for the next two years to help balance the state budget .