Education Policy and Advocacy

Brookings Institution | Performance Pay & Teacher Quality

Writer Michael Hartney opens with a gripping quote by former Secretary of U.S. Education Arne Duncan: “Money is never the reason why people enter teaching, but it is the reason why some people do not enter teaching.” In exploring whether Pay for Performance (PFP) programs are effective, Brookings Institution found evidence that “academically accomplished teachers and even prospective teachers express attitudinal preferences for PFP over the current fixed-pay system.”

Read the full article here: Performance pay can bring stronger teachers into the classroom

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