Teachers divide up 1% of their students earnings. Due to
the Social Security Number the government knows how
much each person makes (more or less) every year and you
are taxed accordingly. Teachers can also be tracked with
their SS#. Perhaps the gov't could then record the future
incomes
of every student a teacher has had. Once that
student earns an income, one percent of it is taxed off and
re-distributed to each teacher in proportion to the amount
of
time they taught the child. That way a good teacher who
has
taught for ten years and had hundreds of students could
have
a nice pension. Teachers would not be penalized for
non-earning students (starving artists). However teaching
the
arts may have added
value
(One Britney Spears and you could retire).

A school is essentially dependant on teamwork, I am probably personally responsible for five hundred prison inmates or more in one way or another, because of this, am I going to LOSE a chunk of my pay?

If the pyramid scheme was a possibility then that would
make everyone want to be a teacher. This would make
teaching a competitive market which ultimately would be
a good thing. Would it be bad if everyone wanted to be a
teacher instead of a rock star or a lawyer.

What about substitute teachers? What stops a school board from implementing a constant rotation of teachers to ensure every teacher has every student at least once? What about Special Ed. teachers? Phys. Ed. teachers?

What if I didn't like a teacher? Or felt that I didn't learn anything particularly useful from a teacher?

[PeterSealy]: I am really interested in knowing which states forgive student loans for teachers. Do you know which ones or where you might have encountered that info? Thx.

your daughter's work will be so much more rewarding, helping children who might other wise not attain too much.
I have a friend who works in a private (fee paying school0 and she says that her sweet charges will probably not deem to speak to her a few years down the line.

What if the remedial class teachers got an extra incentive instead? Like extra pay or more bonus pay and time off. That way more teachers would want to work in the trenches. This way the teachers that teach the elite would have greater chances of getting a Frank Lloyd Write and the remedial teachers would be better off because they would have a little more money in their pocket to begin with.

But that's just it. This would put more money in the
industry. More teachers would apply to teach and there
would be a higher standard in the system. Yes people
would be competing for the advanced classes but the
trickle down would have a positive effect on all the depts.

It often seems that students succeed in spite of their teachers rather than because of them. Here in UK, it is now possible for a person to qualify as a specialist history teacher even if he has not studied the subject since age 14. Around the time of this decision, the head of the main teachers' union criticized the notion of giving more responsibility to classroom assistants because they are not qualified. Teachers (and parents) can only take credit for children's success if they are also prepared to take blame for their failure.