I am not sure if Merit Pay is the solution, however, consequences must be handed out to teachers who can’t demonstrate that they have taken the steps to better prepare our children. There are three main stakeholders in education of our children. Those are the parents, the teachers and the children. I believe that politicians have created legislation that has gotten us away from the three main stakeholders. hence, a failed system. we need to go back to what used to work. We can’t solve our problems through legislation. Way to much legislation. you have local, state and federal legislation that creates barriers between the three main stakeholders.