Incentive pay for teachers with master's degrees is questioned

08/6/2009 | Wenatchee World (Wash.), The

Officials in Washington state are considering whether teachers with master's degrees should receive additional pay. Some say advanced degrees don't always translate into improved student achievement, but others cite the benefits of having well-educated teachers. State lawmakers nearly eliminated incentive pay for teachers with master's degrees under a bill that originally included bonuses only for National Board Certified Teachers. They agreed to study the issue instead; a report is due in January.

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