Should England adopt performance pay for teachers?

04/10/2013 | Guardian (London), The

As officials in England consider performance pay for teachers, some are criticising the measure, saying it could negatively affect schools and the teaching profession, writes columnist Fiona Millar in this opinion article. Experts also have said that there is no clear evidence on whether performance-related pay is effective, and some have found that such systems only are effective if pay is very low to begin with, Millar writes. Also, those who have attempted such systems have found obstacles, such as the imperfect exam system as a means to evaluate teachers' performance, she notes.

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