[Susan notes: This is a great letter, revealing the cynicism of bonus-pay schemes, which are one more way to insist that teachers are lousy.]
To the editor
Arthur Levine and Darlyne Bailey's article, "The time is right to improve our worst schools" [Opinion, Sept. 13], states that "vast numbers" of children in high-poverty areas of New York City suffer a limitation of their possibilities because of the teachers who serve them. They say teachers in ghetto schools have neither high skills nor sufficient experience and need to be replaced by teachers who are more able (just not willing to do the job at current levels of pay).
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