paper requires trays
teachers don't spend a lot of money on software
I'd happily take pay for performance if I could choose my students, vetted for interest, vetted for support from the family, history of higher education, vetted for insulation against environmental variables, two parent family, steady income, no history of, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, abuse period, thoroughly tested to know exactly where the strengths and weakness lay, full access to support services and training and tutoring facitlies to fill in any gaps, small class size so that I could nearly garantee 100% success of all students
not going to happen except in the most elite of private schools
love of the students
love of the job
desire to do better
how long does this last faced with all of the other variables that get in the way?
teachers went into teaching for 'people' not machines... many teachers will leave because of the inefficiencies of the people because they don't know how to use the machines to relieve the secretarial pushing paper tasks that drain people of interest and the desire to be creative. I've no evidence, just hunches. The turnover in the teaching profession is very high...