Nearly 15 months after their last contract expired, the Boston Teachers Union and Boston Public Schools find their negotiations stalled over whether teachers should be compensated for working a longer day and rewarded based on their performance. Both sides have agreed in principle on extending class time by a half-hour. But the school department is unwilling to offer additional pay, saying that the six hours students spend in class pales in comparison to their charter school counterparts’ eight-hour day.
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