I sent this simple analysis to Harford County, Maryland budget authority officials in February 1979 seeking to have them correct their erroneous claim regarding the “new/additional money” needed to provide steps or increments for teachers and other personnel.
Because Harford County officials have continued to make similar false assertions ( circa 2014-2016) regarding the added cost , this retired mathematician has examined the issue anew (this time more formally), created a web site, and placed the analysis therein. Hopefully the widespread and readily available analysis will work toward officials ceasing to make false claims and accordingly chose to treat its employees fairly by routinely providing steps or increments since the added cost is negligible-as proven by the author’s analysis.
Harold j. Breaux
Simple Analogy for Unerstanding Added Cost of Steps.pdf