- Will better pay for teachers improve school quality?
Gov. Pawlenty says Minnesota schools will enact reforms, like incentive pay for teachers, if provided grants. Two guests on Midmorning say schools across the country are experimenting with how to pay certain teachers more, and students appear to benefit.9:00 a.m.
Dan Goldhaber: Research associate professor at University of Washington's Center for Reinventing Public Education. He's the author of the paper, "Teacher Pay Reforms: The Political Implications of Recent Research."
Paul Peterson: Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University and Editor of Education Next.
Dennis Fendt: President of North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Education Association. He teaches English and reading at Harmony, an alternative school.
- Poetry and song
The male vocal ensemble Cantus and poet Robert Bly collaborate on a new series of poems set to music. Cantus' artistic director and Bly join Midmorning to talk about the weaving of the work of different generations and genres.10:00 a.m.
Robert Bly: Poet. His works of poetry include "The Night Abraham Called to the Stars" and "My Sentence Was a Thousand Years of Joy."
Eric Lichte: Artistic director of Cantus.
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