TEI (aka) The Teacher Exit Initiative.

I received this letter on July 27, 2018. Other than creating paragraphs, correcting one typo, and explaining the abbreviation DTR it is unedited. Knowing there is a push to implement the Dallas ISD merit pay system statewide (the Teacher Excellence Initiative or TEI), in the 2019 legislative session, I thought it the perfect time to have a teacher explain why TEI is a really bad idea for Texas. Regrettably, I recently chose to leave my position as a teacher with DISD and found employment with a new district. I want to emphasize that this was a difficult decision because I cared for my students, loved my coworkers, and believed in the work that was being done on my campus to improve the lives