My husband just yelled in, "You've got to watch this show." Since he knows I am not much of a television watcher, I figured it would be one I would find interesting and went to watch.
The show, Til' Death is about embracing merit pay and the problems that arise from it. A very bright young man will only get A's on exams if his teachers pay him and the principal, a mean, vindictive, teenie bopper, gives kids known to fail, to the teacher she does not like. The teachers all pay this kid to pass because pensions are tied to salaries and merit pay means higher pay checks.
It might be a sitcom, but it accurately portrays the problems of merit pay. Check it out. It will be available online probably tomorrow.