Just over ten years ago, Denver voters approved a $25 million annual property tax increase to fund a system that promised major changes to how Denver Public School teachers are paid. Under the new Professional Compensation System for Teachers, or ProComp, teachers would be paid, in part, “for getting results with their kids,” as a leading proponent at the time said.
Now is an opportune time to examine how the program has worked, and to offer recommendations for improving it. Today, the structure of ProComp—and Denver’s teacher pay system more broadly—are back on the table as part of negotiations between DPS and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association.
Check out the summary of our “A Fairer Share: A Conversation about Teacher Pay in Denver” event here.