Tom Watkins is a former state superintendent of public instruction for Michigan and is currently president and chief executive officer of TDW and Associates, a global education and business consulting firm.

By Tom Watkins

No Free Lunch for Failing Schools

President’s Merit Pay Idea Merits Attention

Public Education: Time for Change Based on the Merits

A merit-pay program for Michigan's public schools would reward teachers based on student achievement, rather than longevity and advanced degrees. … more

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