Bad exam results mean lower raises for teachers
Teachers at seven different schools in Stockholm will get lower salary hikes because their students performed poorly.
Stockholm's Education Committee says it wants to give teachers at the low performing schools a 3.7 percent pay hike, instead of the 4.2 they were guaranteed in a recent nationwide collective bargaining agreement.
But a teacher's union has criticized the system.
"The problem is that you only look at the students' results, not their background and socioeconomic situations, which are different from one school to another in the city," says Johan Törnroth, the president of the Stockholm chapter of the Teacher's Union, to Swedish Radio News. "That has to be weighed in."