Offered a $856,000 grant to expand Advanced Placement classes, the Leominster, Massachusetts teachers’ union said “no” by a vote of 305 to 47.
A portion of the grant goes toward paying teachers of Advanced Placement courses bonus money if they successfully recruit more students to take AP courses and if the students perform well on the end-of-the-year AP exam.
Students also would have received cash payments of $100 for every AP course they passed.
Bernadette Marso, outgoing president of the Leominster Education Association, said the union objected to “pay for performance.”
The grant also would have covered half of students’ costs for the AP exam and paid for professional development for teachers.
Via EIA Intercepts.