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Document Number: 7298

Teacher Pay Reforms – The Political Implications of Recent Research - This report discusses the importance of teacher compensation reform as a building block for improving teaching quality. It elaborates on the difficulties of creating reform that will be accepted by unions and teachers, and questions the ability to gauge teaching quality by achievement testing. The report’s conclusions include recommendations like pay reform should start at the state level, and states should begin with “pay experiments” that should be individually evaluated. (Dan Goldhaber, Center for American Progress, December 2006) ...

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