Arnold Schwarzenegger, California Teachers and Merit Pay

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The Governor says good teachers should be rewarded and bad ones should probably lose their jobs, but his proposal for evaluations and financial rewards has teachers planning to take to the streets. The California Federation of Teachers plans a conference Friday on what it calls Arnold Schwarzenegger's "assault on public education." The group will march to a local shopping mall to ask voters not to sign petitions to put the Governor's proposed initiatives on the statewide ballot. We focus on just one of their targets, merit pay, with the Governor's Secretary of Education, former Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan.
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Los Angeles Times article on Blake verdict

Governor Schwarzenegger on merit pay for teachers

Schwarzenegger's K-12 and higher education budget highlights

California Federation of Teachers' press briefing on Governor Schwarzenegger's proposals

Superintendent of Education O'Connell on Governor's proposal for merit pay

Angelides' 2006 gubernatorial campaign

Lockyer's gubernatorial campaign



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton