I am sorry to inform you – but not surprised – that the spokesman for Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools believes competition is bad for education. 

Jeffrey Nash, spokesman for Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, said he does not support salary increases based on merit because it promotes unhealthy competition among teachers.

“I don’t know of any educators who think merit pay actually works,” he said. “We’re trying to make sure that our teachers are collaborative rather than competing against one another for bonuses.”

Just wondering if Mr. Nash competed for his job as spokesman, and, if so, if he thinks the process created unhealthy competition among those who wanted the job.

Just wondering if Mr. Nash likes the idea of his paycheck being just the same as everyone else’s paycheck, no matter how effective he is at his job and no matter how ineffective they are at theirs.