My opinion of merit-pay is that it is a good system. This system does have its negatives and positives, but the positives outweigh the negatives to me. This system, if used correctly, will help schools excel. Not only would schools excel, but they would excel during times where other systems are on a decline. Other things mentioned were the equality of pay compared to employee’s productivity. I believe that people should get paid on their productivity; however, it is hard to determine employee’s productivity. Tests seem like the answer to this, but that is not always the case. Just like people learn differently, they would obviously test differently. Therefore, this would not work to determine productivity. This is only my opinion on this weeks topic though.