By Kate Zernike

NEWARK — The teachers’ union for this city’s chronically troubled schools approved a contract on Wednesday establishing performance bonuses, long opposed by national union leaders and promoted by their critics as a way to increase accountability.

Contract With Merit Pay, Backed by Union Chiefs, Is Tough Sell for Newark Teachers (October 29, 2012)
The school district, New Jersey’s largest, will be one of the largest in the nation to use so-called merit pay bonuses, and union leaders argued that approving the contract would make Newark a model across the country.


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