I was thinking about how creative incentives (such as signing bonuses for example) can encourage talented people who are able to teach to go into teaching. The idea is that many of those people don't go into teaching because the pay is so low and a signing bonus or some other kind of financial incentive can go a long way in convincing them to pursue teaching.
It seems that one of the problems is that the incentives are never high enough (lack of proper training seems to be one also) Some people think that the bonus should be anywhere from 20-50% of what a teacher currently makes. The problem with this is that it would be very difficult to be able to convince politicians and other decision makers to invest that kind of money. It would also possibly create some animosity between veteran teachers and the "new teachers" who would be getting this money.
Is there a way to make it politically feasible to invest such huge sums of money and in regards to the animosity or jealousy that might resort from such a policy, is there a way to minimize this or devise a policy in such a way that successful teachers also make more money and hence encourages them to do even better?
Perhaps the first question should read What is the best way to frame such a proposal in order for it convince individuals who might be inclined to say that it is simply a waste of money and it is not worth it?