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Merit pay could result in P.E. teacher doing actual work

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SOUTH VILLA – Physical education instructor Mike Darby announced today that he would consider doing quantifiable work if the government provided merit-based pay for teachers.

“If the government paid me say $5,000 more every month, I would consider leading young people in other activities besides dodgeball,” Mr. Darby said in a written statement.  “I would also be willing to attend more mandatory staff meetings, within reason.”

Students at South Villa Middle School say Mr. Darby is the main reason they refuse to overachieve in the gym or the classroom.  “I don’t think the district could have picked a more uninspiring physical education teacher,” said David Pierce, 15, “He likes to sit around the gym and yell at students for not throwing hard enough while playing dodgeball.”

Mr. Pierce said he has sent a hand written letter to his congresswoman advocating for merit pay. “It is the only chance we really have to play a game of kickball before the semester is over.  I hope the Congress acts quickly on this,” Mr. Pierce said.

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Written by ikeusa

March 15, 2009 at 6:52 pm