Gaston Caperton on Teachers’ Salaries
Gaston Caperton, a former two-term governor of West Virginia, is the eighth president of the College Board, a not-for-profit membership association founded in 1900 that consists of 5,000 of the nation's leading schools, colleges, and universities. Among its best-known programs are the Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) and the SAT®.
Since his appointment in 1999, Caperton has transformed the College Board into a resolutely mission-driven, values-oriented organization that takes bold steps to connect greater numbers of students to college success and opportunity while raising educational standards. In his successful effort to expand equity within programs that foster academic excellence, he has more than doubled the size of the College Board's staff, modernized its management structure, and established collegeboard.com, the nation's predominant comprehensive Web site serving nearly 4 million students a year as they plan their paths to college.
Question: How important is teacher pay to teacher performance?
Caperton: VWhen I spoke a little earlier, I was talking about how important women were when I was in school, because it was really the only jobs they had and thank gosh that’s, you know, that’s changed, but I think that when they had less opportunities, what you paid them was easier to do. Now, you’re competing for that quality of person and we’re not competitive in the teaching field. So, I think that how we pay teachers is extremely important. I think that there’s also, the other side of it is that what does a, you know, what does a day in the year look like in its teaching schedule? I think we have to have students longer [at task], which means teachers have to be longer [at task].
College Board President Gaston Caperton on the importance of teacher salaries.
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