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Some States, Districts Abandoning Performance Pay

Education Week     Nora Fleming
First Posted: 09/16/11 03:46 PM ET Updated: 11/16/11 05:12 AM ET

Education Week:

Two competing pressures--decreased finances and rising policy interest--have left the future of performance-based teacher compensation uncertain.

A dicey fiscal climate and research that has shown limited impact have led some states and districts to scale back, abandon, or change their fledgling merit-pay programs, causing observers to wonder what the next few years will hold for compensation systems that link teacher pay to student achievement.

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