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Mary McCray, president of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators


Teacher advocate on pay-for-performance


April 12, 2011

At Tuesday's Forum, Forum co-founder and former school board member Sarah Stevenson asked Mary McCray, president of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Association of Educators, to comment on a bill in an N.C. House committee, that would allow Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to pull out of the statewide teacher pay plan so it can move to a pay-for-performance system. That system has not yet been fully designed.

A copy of the original HB 546 bill, as filed March 31, is here.

Below are several video clips from McCray's comments.  To hear an audio clip of the entire nearly 28-minute presentation, click below on the audio controller.


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In the clip below, McCray discussed the Denver pay-for-performance play, and the bill in committee in the N.C. General Assembly to allow CMS to pull out of the statewide teacher pay system. The conversation picks up after McCray had said she had met with two legislators recently.




In the clip below, McCray refers to a study of pay-for-performance plans that was conducted by Vanderbilt University.





In the clip below, McCray asserts that teaching fellows from N.C. A&T University in Greensboro, N.C. Central University in Durham and Hampton University in Virginia will bypass CMS because of "too many internal problems."





In the clip below, McCray asserts that teachers who asked too many questions or who offered dissenting voices were asked not to return to design team meetings working on the pay-for-performance system.






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