http://dailycaller.com/2010/04/09/florida-gop-pushes-through-merit-pay-bill-for-teachers/ "Hailed as a way to reward the states best teachers, the proposed law would base half a teachers evaluation on students test performance. Instead of the current system, which rewards teachers based on years of experience, advanced degrees and extra certification, proponents say newer teachers could make more money earlier in their careers if their students are successful." Seems like this should have been implemented years ago. I work in corporate america, and my pay (and my job) is only secure as long as I perform. I think if teachers are held to the same standard, this great country of ours wouldn't be trailing behind almost all other developed nations in education.