Reply To: Teachers’ salaries should be based on their students’ academic performance. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons.

TOEFL, IELTS, Personal Statement and CV Proofreading Services. GRE Writing Teachers’ salaries should be based on their students’ academic performance. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons. Reply To: Teachers’ salaries should be based on their students’ academic performance. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons.

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University: University of Wisconsin
February 1, 2021 at 8:05 pm

With the growing recognition of the significance of education, (department of education)[unclear/specify; lower/upper case  ] is sparing no effort to improve the efficiency[ wrong word ] and quality of teaching[ . ] , implementing[ This includes the implementation of ] some new policies to pursue[wrong word/achieve/accomplish/attain  ] this goal. The prompt recommends that teachers’ wages should be dependent on (the academic performance of their students)[students’ academic performance  ] . I disagree with this proposition for the following two reasons[summarize the reasons here  ] .

To begin with, it is quite absurd to base [assessing  ] a teacher’s teaching effectiveness solely on the scores of her students [students’ grades  ][is a problematic measure.   ]  because [Since  ] students’ performance in examinations is an intricate matter that involves several factors. The original abilities and talents of students can affect their academic performance to a large extent. For instance, when two classes taught by the same teacher score differently in a test, it is hard to judge the teaching effectiveness of the teacher because the intelligence and maturity level of the students have to be taken into account. This problem seems even more complicated when we consider the situation of a new teacher. It is unfair to distribute low salaries to the new teacher based on her students’ possible poor academic performance because it takes time for her students to get accustomed to the unfamiliar teaching style. Neglecting other potential factors and basing teachers’ salaries directly on students’ scores is an irrational choice that will lead to unfairness and bitterness among teachers, which is not beneficial for the quality of education in the long run.

Further, basing a teacher’s salaries solely on her students’ academic performance can put great pressure on students because a teacher might urge her students to do huge number of exercises to improve their grades quickly. There is an ancient fable in China called To Pull up the Seedlings to Help Them Grow, which tells the story of a farmer who pulled up the seedlings wishing to get a good harvest in a short time. In the fable, the seedlings of the farmers all died in the end, which tells us that we should obey the rule of nature. The same is with education, when a teacher pushes her students too hard in chasing of better academic performance and higher salaries will probably create a group of stressful students and even elicit a hatred towards study among her students.

Some people may argue that connecting teachers’ salaries with their students’ academic performance can give motivation to the teachers to some extent. However, education should never be a lucrative career when teachers are seeking after money and fame because in this way, the students can never receive sound education.