Brown proposes getting top teachers to bottom schools

Brown proposes incentives to switch

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Teachers are eligible for homebuyer and other housing assistance, tuition assistance and income tax credits in addition to the $10,000 bonus.

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and the Office of the State Superintendent for Education would select the schools for the project, which could expand to more schools if it is successful, according to Mr. Brown’s office.

Three to five teachers would be selected for each school, the bill states.

Mr. Brown’s office provided a list of legislation from 16 states that offer similar incentives to teachers who take jobs in underserved areas. Included is a Louisiana bill that provides income tax credits to those who take jobs in areas impacted by Hurricane Katrina.

Mr. Brown said he recognizes that not everyone will be fully on board when debate starts on the D.C. bill, but “to create real change, not everyone’s going to be happy.”

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