Representatives from Ardmore, Plainview, Healdton, Fox, Durant, Elmore City, Maysville, Lone Grove, and Pauls Valley all attended the SW A Zone meeting on Wednesday. We discussed their concerns about the current status of merit pay/pay for test scores, and the extended day/school year proposals.
Our members are supportive of the way OEA is trying to enhance the salary schedule and they firmly believe that the legislature should get the base pay right and get Oklahoma teachers to the regional average. As for merit pay, one of the best comments directed at the proponents was, "Come spend a week in my classroom". I venture that there would be very few who would do that and if they did, they wouldn't make it for the week.