Would you work harder–and teach better–for an extra $15,000? That’s the question researchers at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University set out to answer three years ago whe they offered higher paychecks to public school teachers who raised their students test scores.
It’s not idle speculation. President Obama’s Race to Top grants encourage states to tie teacher pay to student performance, on the assumption that, if their livelihood depends on it, teachers will make sure their students improve. But is it true?
This program reveals for the first time the surprising results of Vanderbilt’s extensive three year study.
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This is Part 4 in our ongoing coverage of the national Race to the Top competition. Watch all the reports online.
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