Schools contract talks hit snag
Teachers want pay for longer day
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.