I didn’t say it was unique to my school. However, I am making the case that it should be the norm for the harder-to-fill positions. Do you get bonus checks at your school? I do. Do you get to negotiate for a higher wage after being hired following performance reviews? I do, and will do it intermittently. What step do you max out at? I max out at $100k at year 13. I wager you max out in the 20s and potentially 30s. Do you have to pay for your healthcare? I don’t. My class sizes are 25 and below in ALL of my classes. Are yours? I’m almost certain my private school trumps your public one, by leaps and bounds.