In the current climate of union-busting in Indiana, State Senator Pete Miller has proposed a plan to pay teachers more if they have needed skills (like STEM backgrounds), without increasing the funding available. That means that any increased pay will be taken away from other teachers. This is a way to break the unions and to create divisiveness in the schools, in place of collaboration.
The reformers never give up on their plans to turn schools into businesses and children into products, with test scores as the “profit.”
If you live in Indiana, get active to stop this bad idea. The link shows you how to take action.