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The Truth About Performance Pay for Teachers

Robin Chait and Ulrich Boser explain why reforming the way teachers are paid signals to teachers that their performance matters.

If someone offered you $15,000 if for dramatically boosting your job performance, would you do it?

For teachers, the answer appears to be no, at least according to a recent, and widely reported, study out of Vanderbilt University. But the real answer for teachers might actually be yes, if the bonuses are accompanied by thoughtful training and dedicated support.

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Ulrich Boser

Former Senior Fellow