| The KFTA issued a statement that it would conditionally accept 'the Reward System by the Teacher's Performance' on July 12th, 2006. Accordingly, rewards, which have been suspended due to differing opinions on the payment gap between the government and teachers' associations are expected to be provided to teachers by the end of this month.
The KFTA suggested the following three conditions for accepting the reward system:
First, the payment gap between the government and teacher’s associations must be lower than 20%. Secondly, the rewards must be provided early by July. Finally, a negotiation body between the government and teachers' associations must be formed to discuss the reward system in general.
The KFTA convened a board meeting that afternoon and agreed that the teaching profession's credibility was at stake, with public criticism increasing about the reward system. The organization drew the conclusion that it would be desirable to settle the problem by reducing conflict as much as possible this year, and to work out reasonable alternatives by composing a negotiating body. This conclusion resulted from opinion exchanges between teachers and several internal discussions in the KFTA.
The KFTA had been opposed to an increase in the payment gap, quoting the teaching profession's belief that educational performance could not be measured within a short period of time. However, it decided to accept it under the condition that it was within 20%, as it wouldn't greatly damage the teaching profession's character and would offer an opportunity to restore public trust.