Why teacher performance programs don’t make the grade
| Oct 26, 2010
According to a new study and report card from the Center for Education Reform, teacher performance pay programs are not helping to reform teacher pay to benefit talented educators. For over 20 years the idea of paying teachers more if they are more effective in classrooms has been an issue. Programs have been established across the United States, but do not work effectively, according to the study.
"Performance pay for teachers is a simple concept with complicated opposition," says Jeanne Allen, president of the Center, in an article appearing on the EducationNews.org website. "True performance pay is not a system of bonuses or incentives, which in essence bribe teachers to work hard, but an evaluation and compensation package that rewards demonstrated impact on student achievement growth.”
Read the full article from EducationNews.org here, or visit the Center for Education Reform website to get more information and download a copy of Making the Grade?: A Report Card on Performance Pay Programs Across the US.