Mr. John C. Josephson says merit pay did not work (Readers' Forum, Jan 31). He should look at the reason merit pay did not work. If he were not a member of a labor union there would have been no division of the merit pay among all teachers, thus rewarding teachers who did less work.
This is the problem with our education system today. Good teachers, who want to do an outstanding job, do not need a union. The union only functions to protect the poor teachers.
Loren E. Bullock