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New amendment proposes teachers be paid based on student performance

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By Adam McDonald By Adam McDonald

ST. CHARLES COUNTY ( – An amendment on the Missouri November Ballot could make it a law that the amount of money teachers are paid will be based on their students’ performance.

“It would take away a lot of local control in how school districts evaluate, hire, and make decisions related to jobs with their teaching staff,” said Warren County Superintendent Jim Chandler.

“My school district will not be able to come up with the money to fund all these tests and maintain them. If the school district cannot do this, it will close,” Amy Kelsey, a math teacher at East Buchanan C-1 said.

Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt, St. Charles, Warren County R-3 School District, Ritenour, and Affton have all opposed the amendment. If Amendment 3 passes, there will also be more standardized testing for students and teacher evaluations to student performance. More than 80 school districts across Missouri have opposed the amendment.

The amendment will be on the November Ballot.

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