Congressman Tom Price (GA-06) issued the following statement to announce the introduction of the Teacher Incentive Fund Act, legislation to provide financial rewards for teachers and principals who raise student achievement in the classroom.
"Too many American students are let down by an education system that provides no incentive for teachers to challenge our children," said Congressman Price. "Second only to parents, teachers have the most influence on the development of young minds. By rewarding those teachers who have encouraged students to excel in the classroom, America's youth will be able to flourish and American competitiveness can be assured for a long time to come.
"The Teacher Incentive Fund will lower teacher attrition rates and make teaching jobs in hard to staff schools more attractive. If we want every child taught by a highly effective teacher, then we must create the mechanisms to encourage capable Americans to enter the teaching profession. Putting positive incentives in the classroom, and keeping the best teachers, we can produce more positive outcomes for all American students."