Published on January 29, 2016
Discussion Questions Identify internal or external rewards that affect recruitment and retention of quality teachers. How do such rewards influence recruitment or retention? How might these rewards shift as new accountability-centered teacher reforms are proposed, such as merit pay and competency testing? In your opinion, will teacher reforms, such as comprehensive testing of teachers or requiring ongoing professional development, attract or intimidate individuals from joining the teaching profession? How do the reforms affect your own desire to enter the profession? Explain your answers.