4/22/2010

The federally supported Teacher Incentive Fund offers an opportunity to provide the best educators with incentives and rewards for effective teaching, but many states and districts do not offer meaningful performance pay for teachers, write Bryan C. Hassel, the co-director of Public Impact, and Dan Katzir, managing director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation. They suggest the fund be used to make a switch from a compensation model that focus on tenure and advanced degrees to those that serve to reward and retain the best educators for schools.

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