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Chapter and verse on merit pay: How much is a teacher worth?


Three years ago, she left the classroom to  create educational materials. A top seller on  Teachers Pay Teachers, Phillips created a social studies curriculum based off the Georgia Performance Standards.

Phillips shared a poem she wrote about "merit pay."  Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal plans to push for merit pay for the state's teachers.

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Maureen Downey has written editorials and opinion pieces about local, state and federal education policy since the 1990s.