Established in 2006, the Keystone State Education Coalition is a growing grass roots, non-partisan public education advocacy group of several hundred locally elected, volunteer school board members and administrators from school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Our mission is to evaluate, discuss and inform our boards, district constituents and legislators on legislative issues of common interest and to facilitate active engagement in public education advocacy.
PTRIB: Corbett wants to grade schools, pay teachers on merit basis/ Longtime educators' salaries garnering increasing attention
Corbett wants to grade schools, pay teachers on merit basis
By Amy Crawford PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEWTuesday, March 15, 2011
When Gov. Tom Corbett released his budget proposal, no one was surprised that it rolled back government spending. And with education making up a third of the state budget, it made sense that public schools and colleges would take a hit
Teachers throughout Western Pennsylvania have learned a very lucrative lesson: Longevity pays well.
At many school districts in the region, a huge pay increase — often called a "bump" — kicks in after more than a dozen years. Thus, teachers can approach $100,000 salaries just by showing up to work for 15 years or so