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They can, and that's actually what they're doing, or at least trying to, here. The key issue is that the SFUSD board are elected officials, and the superintendent is selected by them, so the mayor and supervisors can't summarily fire them. Members of the San Francisco Unified Board of Education are elected at large to four-year terms on a staggered basis ...


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I don't think one-off bonuses are a great idea. After all, a one-off bonus is just that, one-off and bills are never one-offs, they constantly accrue. As you've pointed out, a major disincentive is the low pay of teachers. But it can equally be said, that of the high pay of other professions. After all, this was what motivated Occupy Movement, who pointedly ...


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I'm not sure what arguments one could bring for this, but I can easily find arguments against, e.g.. In 1998, Massachusetts instituted a $20,000 Signing Bonus to address concerns about the supply of quality teachers. This article reports on a longitudinal, qualitative study of the experiences of 13 of the original 59 recipients of the Signing Bonus, and ...


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